President of the Planet of the Stupid People Opposes Caroline Kennedy
By Al Giordano
Add Geraldine Ferraro to the list of those having public tantrums over the possibility that Caroline Kennedy may become the next US Senator from Nueva York.
Today she told The New York Post:
"You can't send someone down there who doesn't know the issues. If you send someone down there who doesn't know the legislative process, they'll get chewed up alive. Our senator should be ready on Day 1. Just knowing people down there [in Washington, DC]? It's just not enough."
Well, that's good enough for me: Would Caroline Kennedy please put up a web page so I can send a personal donation to her 2010 US Senate campaign?
Who can forget such "greatest hits" from Ferraro like the quotations above... or below:
“If Obama was a white man, he would not be in this position. And if he was a woman of any color, he would not be in this position. He happens to be very lucky to be who he is. And the country is caught up in the concept.”
- Geraldine Ferraro, March 11, 2008
“Every time that campaign is upset about something, they call it racist. I will not be discriminated against because I’m white. If they think they’re going to shut up Geraldine Ferraro with that kind of stuff, they don’t know me.”
- Geraldine Ferraro, March 12, 2008
“I think Obama was terribly sexist.”
- Geraldine Ferraro, May 19, 2008
And now this.
As for her claim that Kennedy - protege of parliamentarian master Ted Kennedy - doesn't understand the legislative process, it's Ferraro who doesn't know jack about shit when it comes to legislating or politics or even about its players in New York. She's an embarrassment to we New York City Italian-Americans. (I swear, most of us are not like that!)
She's clearly annoyed, still, at Caroline Kennedy's early support for Obama and the impact that it had. Well, to that I say: The annoyer of my annoyance is my friend.
Update: For those who claim disingenuously that they have no idea if she's a progressive or not, Caroline Kennedy's campaign has just answered a few policy questions - most of them "gotcha" type questions from Politico - with some pleasantly surprising results.
First, Kennedy "supports full equality and marriage rights for gay and lesbian couples."
Also interesting: "Caroline opposed the war in Iraq from the beginning. She supports President-Elect Obama's plan to work with our military leaders to begin a responsible withdrawal."
Update II: In answer to some even better questions from the New York Times, Kennedy supports closing the Indian Point nuclear power plant and backs "card check" for organizing unions.