YOU KNOW we have our Sarah Palin on the left

CK: Have you guys ever thought about writing for, like, a woman's magazine or something? (Laughter)

DH: What do you have against women's magazines?

CK: Nothing at all, but I thought you were the crack political team here. As I said, it was kind of over a period of time, you know, obviously we talked about politics, we talked about what's going on, we've been watching the team that the president-elect is putting together -- Hillary Clinton is going to be a spectacular part of that team, you know, then there was a vacancy here, you know, just like everybody else, you know: who's going to fill it, isn't that interesting, there's a lot of great candidates, you know, obviously I have become much more politically involved than I have in the past, so you know, I figure, why not try, I really think I have something to offer.

and now we discover that her net worth is over 100 million dollars- whom does this bastion of all things democrat and daughter of JFK contribute to in last 10 years in new york politics? we know not her vote, BUT

Just one NY councilman for $1000.00 in last 10 years. Les hope you know , maybe , you know , she voted for him ?

More transcripts from you know- her interview.

DH: Why is it that you apparently did not give Senator Clinton any kind of advance warning that you'd be coming out for Senator Obama?

CK: Um, I'm not going to talk about that particular process, but --

DH: Why's that?

CK: Because those conversations that I have had and had during that time are not something that I think is relevant right now.

NC: How come it isn't relevant? It kind of goes to your relationship with the person that you're trying to succeed in the Senate.

CK: I think this is about the future, and, um, you know, that's what I want to talk about, which is, what's going on in our state, you know, why I would be the best person to help deliver for New York. We're facing, you know, an economic crisis, the paper this morning said there's, you know, five billion dollars of construction projects which just stopped, you know, that's, you know -- conversations a year ago, that's -- beside that, I don't, as I said, I have conversations with a lot of people, and those are confidential.

NC: You said that you would run -- and this earned you, I think, some applause from Democrats who were skeptical before, but you said you would support in 2010, whoever the governor appoints, but it occurred to me to wonder why: Why not run if you want this job? If you were sincere about this job, why not run in 2010 regardless of what happens in the next two months?

CK: Well, you know, I'm a Democrat, a loyal Democrat, I would support whoever the governor appoints, and as I said, I think there are many ways to serve and advance the issues that I care about, and I have a long time to do that, so I plan, in 2010, to support the Democrat.

NC: It just seems like the only -- your interest in this seat coincided with the chance to become appointed to it, which is the easy way into the seat, and so it raises questions. If you really want it --

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Re: YOU KNOW we have our Sarah Palin on the left

Wow, you have two diaries up, one with your handle and one with your sock puppet redwagon. How ever will you mange all the comments? LOL!

by venician 2008-12-29 01:30PM | 0 recs
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The Sarah Palin comparison is really offensive.  The two of them have little in common other than gender and I really doubt you're going to persuade many people with this kind of approach.

by Steve M 2008-12-29 01:43PM | 0 recs

...all we have to do is to get this in front of diarists who think being Sarah Palin is the sole reason one should vote for a candidate.

by AZphilosopher 2008-12-30 12:48AM | 0 recs
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YOU shouldn't use "we" and "on the left" in the same sentence.

by citizendave 2008-12-29 01:45PM | 0 recs
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I agree that Sarah Palin is a phenomenon that is not restricted to conservative circles.  But I think you're misunderstanding what appeals to people about Sarah Palin (besides being easy to look at).  She is fundamentally a repudiation of the brain-trust in this country.  She doesn't know squat about the economy or foreign policy and to many people, that's good.  Because the people who did know a bunch about those topics just drove us off of a cliff.  There is a overlapping narrative here because conservative forces in this country have been demonizing intellectuals for as long as I can remember (I'm not that old).  But, to be fair, the intellectuals have had a fair number of screw-ups as well.

So, I agree that we have our Sarah Palins, but I don't think Caroline Kennedy qualifies.

by the mollusk 2008-12-29 01:47PM | 0 recs
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I agree with your overall comment, but am having trouble with the concept of people thinking that Bush knew alot about our economy and foreign policy.

I mean, there are certain groups of people who will just vote for "someone like me," whether or not they know squat.

There's no logic behind it; the candidates' knowledge is immaterial.

They voted for Bush before, they voted for Palin this year, but not because of any lesson they think they learned.

by Bush Bites 2008-12-29 09:38PM | 0 recs
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I don't think it's Bush per se.  I'm thinking more like Donald Rumsfeld, Alan Greenspan, and Dick Cheney among others.  These people are brilliant, experienced, highly trained, and highly educated.  And they got multiple things wrong simultaneously to disastrous effects.  I think it doesn't matter so much that they are "conservative" in some people's minds.  I think people just get the sense that the people who were supposed to be the smartest in the biz totally suck.  So they're looking for someone to show those fact-knowing Katie Courics how a real man gets things done.  But this time the real man was a woman.

Sure, Palin was rejected, but something like 46 % of Americans still found her acceptable.  That's not a small number.

by the mollusk 2008-12-30 06:42AM | 0 recs

i think she was flatly rejected and brought McCain further down BECAUSE she goes hand in hand with the idiots in Bush's team

by sepulvedaj3 2008-12-30 04:27AM | 0 recs
We sure do

but it goes by the handle of MumbaiBurns.

by JJE 2008-12-29 01:48PM | 0 recs
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by venician 2008-12-29 02:00PM | 0 recs
Sarah Palin at least knows who she is

DumbaiBurns has to hide behind the visage of the oh so concerned liberal instead of basically admitting what he is.

by iohs2008 2008-12-29 06:31PM | 0 recs

Can you say false equivalence?

by jsfox 2008-12-29 03:19PM | 0 recs
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Caroline Kennedy is wholly unqualified to be Vice-President, though she's far less ignorant about what is happening in the world than Sarah Palin. However, she's fine for Senate. So would be Sarah, assuming she can learn.

by vcalzone 2008-12-29 03:25PM | 0 recs
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This was satisfying.

Can I request another Rick Warren diary?

by Jess81 2008-12-29 03:30PM | 0 recs
It's SOOOO damn hard to decide...





WHO is going to win the MOST POINTLESS CAROLINE KENNEDY DIARIES Award for 2008~

I think the Michigan and Florida delegations will decide this one...

by WashStateBlue 2008-12-29 03:32PM | 0 recs
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It's so funny - after a while you run out of things to talk about, so you have this diary which is just a really vanilla transcript.

What are we to make of it?  Except that not editing out the umms and throat clearings makes it hard to read.

by Jess81 2008-12-29 03:44PM | 0 recs
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Vanilla Ice : rap :: vanilla transcript : ???

Inquiring minds...

Ice ice, baby...

by username 2008-12-29 04:35PM | 0 recs
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They'd better, or else OMG DISENFRANCHISEMENT!

by username 2008-12-29 04:34PM | 0 recs

Caroline Kennedy is no Sarah Palin, last time i checked Caroline didnt believe that man and the dinosaurs co-existed and she didn't believe that rape victims should be denied an abortion.

However, Caroline isn't the right choice to be Senator. She has a big name, thats it. As much as I admire Jack, Bobby and Ted I don't want her as Senator because she shares their name.

by liberalj 2008-12-29 04:00PM | 0 recs
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This is a dumb diary.  All around.

by SuperCameron 2008-12-29 05:19PM | 0 recs

So I want to know what you mean when you say we "have our Sarah Palin on the left" -what exactly do you mean by that?  Does that mean that she's as beloved by the left as Palin is by the right?  Obviously that's not the case.  Are you suggesting that she's stupid, or not familiar enough with politics to hold her own on a professional level?  She gave numerous interviews with the media the past couple days that were not embarrassing, and given the fact that she's a very public figure under very intense public attention, I think she excelled.

I agree that she didn't have the best opening, but since you seem to be hell-bent on making sure she doesn't get this Senate seat -comparing her to Sarah Palin is ridiculous -they have nothing in common.  It's not a fair comparison, so why do you persist in comparing the two?

by West of the Fields 2008-12-29 06:04PM | 0 recs
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by canadian gal 2008-12-29 07:04PM | 0 recs
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bastion of all things democrat

by veggiemuffin 2008-12-30 06:06AM | 0 recs
I'm of two minds about CK's candidacy.

I don't like the Kennedy family push/pressure but then this family had been part and parcel of our political life. And given her background in politics and community work, I happen to think she'll do well as a Senator. However, there are other equally worthy candidates like Nita Lowry, Carolym M. et al.

However, your effort to equate CK to Sarah Palin is stupid and meaningless.

I've noticed and appreciated your recent prolific diary history. I hope to see more logical and reasonable diaries from you in the near future.

by louisprandtl 2008-12-30 06:59AM | 0 recs
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Disappointed. I saw the title and thought I was going to get an autobiography.

by X Stryker 2008-12-30 09:05AM | 0 recs


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