THIS IS ALL ELIOT SPITZER'S FAULT  8:47 pm January 21, 2009

Caroline, You Know, Dropped Out Because Paterson Wasn’t Going To Appoint Her, Anyway

by Ken Layne

Caroline, NoWhen this BREAKING NEWS broke 40 minutes ago, Caroline Kennedy was dropping out of the whole “You know, I am famous, politically, so anoint me senator” deal for “personal reasons.” Ha, and now it turns out (according to the New York Post, which is apparently correct) the “reason” was she wasn’t the “person” Paterson will choose to run out Hillary Clinton’s term in the Senate.

Paterson, the blind lieutenant governor who only rose to this kingmaking perch because of the filthy cock jackal antics of Eliot Spitzer, sort of mentioned yesterday that young Andrew Cuomo might be a better pick, what with his actual experience representing the citizens of New York.

And now, it is finished, probably, even though she wrote that nice endorsement column for the NYT that sort of helped Obama finally claim the nomination he had already pretty much won. Caroline Kennedy is surely a nice lady who knows many things, and now she’ll have some time to actually prepare to run for public office, if she decides to continue this weird pursuit.


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Rodney Badger January 21, 2009 at 8:52 pm

I for one hope Paterson appoints a dude, if for no other reason than to stoke PUMA outrage.

ifthethunderdontgetya" January 21, 2009 at 8:52 pm

(according to the New York Post)

(New York Post, 1982)

IceCreamEmpress January 21, 2009 at 8:53 pm

You can’t fire her, she quits! Wait, you never hired her? WELL SHE QUITS ANYWAY!

Texan Bulldoggette January 21, 2009 at 8:55 pm

[re=225230]Rodney Badger[/re]: Yes, an ‘inadequate black male’ will get the mouth-foaming going deliciously.

MisterLoki January 21, 2009 at 8:59 pm

I’d annoint her. Hard.

SayItWithWookies January 21, 2009 at 9:02 pm

I wouldn’t discourage that “weird pursuit.” The rich need hobbies — it keeps them from managing hedge funds. That’s also why we let them think they’re smart and beautiful — the more time they spend putting their wise life lessons to paper or starting a line of cosmetics, the safer the world is for the rest of us.

ManchuCandidate January 21, 2009 at 9:02 pm

You know. Also.

Rodney Badger January 21, 2009 at 9:03 pm

[re=225236]Texan Bulldoggette[/re]: Indeed, Paterson should appoint Flava Flav.

Rush January 21, 2009 at 9:08 pm

Theres a black man with a black cat
Living in a black neighbourhood
Hes got an interstate runnin through his front yard
You know, he think, that hes got it so good

TIlden '76 January 21, 2009 at 9:11 pm

I notice that you accept uncritically the New York Post’s reporting on the reasons why. Is this deliberate bias on your part? The New York Times and the Washington Post cite very different motivations in their reporting.

While the Post version certainly leaps to the mind, I would remind you that it comes from the same reporters who told us not 24 hours ago that Kennedy was a lock – and a week before that Steve Israel has it sewn up.

My point is that the Post has shown the reporting in the Senate seat to be heavily padded out with imagination, supposition and conjecture. We know she is out, but I think we’ll need to wait to know why and whose idea it really was.

j6n January 21, 2009 at 9:13 pm

We’re done with dynasties. Appoint Andrew Cuomo.

Joehoya January 21, 2009 at 9:14 pm

I’m going to go ahead and withdraw my name from consideration, as well. You know, for my family’s sake.

Min January 21, 2009 at 9:15 pm

I hope the poor girl can find work somewhere else.

lynchzilla January 21, 2009 at 9:16 pm

Sadly, our blind governor did not notice that Caroline had stylish rich-girl hair.
The governor does have this in common with now top-seeder Andrew Cuomo, both have boinked hussies not listed on their marriage licenses. At least Cuomo will give better parties since the Food Network’s Sandra Lee has had semi-homemade carnal knowledge of Andrew Cuomo’s turkey baster.

Advocatus_Diaboli January 21, 2009 at 9:19 pm

Well, that lays to rest once and for all the possibility that US America might have a political dynasty/nepotism problem.

ManchuCandidate January 21, 2009 at 9:22 pm

Only if no more Bushes run again.

tsunami January 21, 2009 at 9:23 pm

[re=225230]Rodney Badger[/re]: puma outrage…

you know, if she’d bob her nose, do her eybrows, tone up a bit,
and for god’s sake do something about those wrinkles and wear some
makeup, it’d be easier to take her seriously…you know…as a woman person type.

[i hope that doesn't piss off the pumas, but facts is facts.]

grevillea January 21, 2009 at 9:25 pm

The smart money’s on Chelsea.

Neilist January 21, 2009 at 9:26 pm

[This was funnier with the picture, but it's still pretty good]

Senora Kennedy Is Make Very Good Senator

Guest Opinion
by Rosa Ortiz
Chief of Housekeeping Staff
Estate of Caroline Kennedy

Buenos dias! I am Rosa. I twelve years work for Senora Caroline Kennedy and her family so I am write for you today to tell you why Senora Kennedy is make very very good senator for Nueva York. Senora Kennedy is very busy now with party menus so she tell me to write this when I am finish with floors and make the bed for guest wing. I am now finish so I write this.

Senora Kennedy is very very sad that television man say he no think she is make a good senator in Washington. This is not right for you to think this too because Senora Kennedy is make very good senator! Here is the reasons:

Senora Kennedy she is from famous senator family. Senora Kennedy father was El Presidente. She have tio who is senator. She have many cousin who also is senator, even all the ones with the drug problems. Why she is only one who no is senator? This is no fair to her. In my old country was the law that all family of el Presidente is also Senator or Minister until the revolucion.

Senora Kennedy is many plaques. She have a diploma from the Senator school and many trophies. She have many famous photografias and autografias. I know this because I have to clean her office every Tuesday and is very hard for to dust all this many things.

Senora Kennedy have very many busy jobs. She is edit the book for the children and the poetry. She also choose the winners for the many awards she is boss for. It is make her very tired, but every day Senora is go to work for the volunteer to raise the money for the awards and the charity. She have many parties at the home and the museum. She work very hard to shop for the new gowns and invitacions. She is also make the seating arrange and hide the tequila from Tio Teddy so he not get borracho. This she do for the poor.

Senora Kennedy she is the good mother. She is raise her two girls by herself, with the nannies, and every night read the girls the poetry book she edit. The nannies are go now because the girls they also are go off now to Senator school.

Senora Kennedy she is always know the issues. Every morning she always tell me, “Rosa, where is my New York Time paper?” Then she read it before she go to Fifth Avenue for the shopping. When she get back she tell me to put it in the recycle because to save the planet.

Senora Kennedy is the good boss for the people. She treat everybody on the staff very nice and no yell. We all get one day off in the week and she give the $200 bonus this Christmas. Except Maria because she broke the crystal bowl in the office when she dusting.

Senora Kennedy knows how to call the taxi. Senora Kennedy say to tell you she sometime call taxi by herself.

This is why you should no listen to the people who say she no be a good senator. Senora Kennedy is make the best senator because she is the pure full blood of the Kennedy, and no one drop of mestizo. When she is senator maybe she give you $200 bonus if you no break anything or be disloyal. Extra $100 if you write a good blog about her.

I have to fold laundry now. Also Tio Teddy is come to the party tonight so I have to lock the liquor cabinets.

Scandalabra January 21, 2009 at 9:27 pm

And it seems to me you lived your life
Like a candle in the wind
Never knowing who to cling to
When the rain set in
And I would have liked to have known you
But I was just a kid
Your candle burned out long before
Your legend ever did

qaf January 21, 2009 at 9:33 pm

Cuomo will be a disaster. He’s like Rudy Giuliani without the operatic personal life.

InsidiousTuna January 21, 2009 at 9:35 pm

[re=225286]Neilist[/re]: I didn’t want to read the whole thing, but I did anyway. And it was worth it, dammit.

WadISay January 21, 2009 at 9:36 pm

PUMAs my ass (= PUMAMAs, wtf?). I bet our new Secretary of State or Bill is at the bottom of this. They’ve still got a mad-on for Carolyn endorsing Barry. Either (A) they’ve got dirty pictures of Caroline, or (B) they called the NYT and said, “This is Caroline Kennedy and maybe I’m not in the market for this job. Goin’ faw some chowdah now.”

gambypants January 21, 2009 at 9:36 pm

I hear teddy urged her to bow out so she could take his place in MA.

Alex Trebeks Girl January 21, 2009 at 9:39 pm

This is crap. Keith Olbermann just said David Gregory said that it’s not true. She’s in it to win it!

BigDupa January 21, 2009 at 9:45 pm

[re=225285]grevillea[/re]: Word!

Atoz January 21, 2009 at 9:46 pm

You know, she didn’t, you know, withdraw because she figures Teddy’s health will actually, you know, guilt Patterson into appointing her, you know?

lulula January 21, 2009 at 9:47 pm

[re=225301]Alex Trebeks Girl[/re]: I heard the same thing (that Caroline has not dropped out).

chascates January 21, 2009 at 9:53 pm

From the CBS News site:
However, spokespeople for both Kennedy and New York Gov. David Paterson — who will make the Senate appointment — could not confirm the report to CBS News.

NBC News’ David Gregory reported that Kennedy has not in fact withdrawn and that there may have been a miscommunication.

masterdebater January 21, 2009 at 9:54 pm

[re=225301]Alex Trebeks Girl[/re]:
Yeah, not so fast! I heard from the gardener down the street that he was talking to his sister, who is a maid for someone in New York, that that works at the governors mansion, that there is still a chance that she might be sort of be in the whole “pimp my senator” deal they have going on. Too bad it isn’t Illinois….

Mr Blifil January 21, 2009 at 9:54 pm

I once passed Jackie O on the corner of 86th and Park one morning. Sunglasses, the whole nine yards. She left a trail of people performing surreptitious 180s in her wake.

I would like to see Jackie O’s daughter installed in the Senate because why the fuck not. Otherwise the seat will just go to some douche who doesn’t have the remotest connection to Jackie O. And so what will have been the point of my passing her in the street, I ask you?

chascates January 21, 2009 at 9:55 pm

Now, from MSNBC:
However, a Kennedy family source told NBC News’ David Gregory that Caroline Kennedy had not withdrawn. Two sources hinted to NBC News that there may have been a miscommunication between Kennedy and Paterson’s office.

This just gets better and better. What’s Blago up to these days?

IceCreamEmpress January 21, 2009 at 10:04 pm

I think Patterson should appoint Roland Burris as Senator from New York, too. HE’S A SUPER SENATOR WITH A SHINY CLEAN TAINT AND TWO VOTES!

ManchuCandidate January 21, 2009 at 10:05 pm

MSM’s Ambition Collector: Bring out your dead political ambitions!
Andrew Cuomo: Here’s one.
MSM’s Ambition Collector: That’ll be ten bucks.
Caroline K: You know, I’m not dead.
MSM’s Ambition Collector: What?
Andrew Cuomo: Nothing. There’s your ten bucks.
Caroline K: I’m not dead, you know.
MSM’s Ambition Collector: ‘Ere, she says she’s not dead.
Andrew Cuomo: Yes she is.
Caroline K: I’m not.
MSM’s Ambition Collector: She isn’t.
Andrew Cuomo: Well, she will be soon, she’s very ill, drunk, horny, whatever.
Caroline K: I’m getting better. You know.
Andrew Cuomo: No you’re not, you’ll be stone dead in a moment.
MSM’s Ambition Collector: Well, I can’t take her like that. It’s against regulations.
Caroline K: You know, I don’t want to go on the cart. You know.
Andrew Cuomo: Oh, don’t be such a baby.
MSM’s Ambition Collector: I can’t take her.
Caroline K: You know, I feel fine.
Andrew Cuomo: Oh, do me a favor.
MSM’s Ambition Collector: I can’t.
Andrew Cuomo: Well, can you hang around for a couple of minutes? She won’t be long.
MSM’s Ambition Collector: I promised I’d visiting Bush’s soon. Jeb came home today. Also.
Andrew Cuomo: Well, when’s your next round?
MSM’s Ambition Collector: Thursday.
Caroline K: You know, I think I’ll go, you know, for a walk.
Andrew Cuomo: You’re not fooling anyone, you know. Isn’t there anything you could do?
Caroline K: You know, I feel happy. I feel happy, you know.
[the MSM's Ambition Collector glances up and down the street furtively, then silences Caroline with a whack of his club]
Andrew Cuomo: Ah, thank you very much.
MSM’s Ambition Collector: Not at all. See you on Thursday.
Andrew Cuomo: Right.

DoctorCulturae January 21, 2009 at 10:07 pm

I smell the sweet stank of brinksmanship! Or should I say brinkswomanship? Or should I say brinkspumaship?

Atoz January 21, 2009 at 10:12 pm


Monsieur Grumpe January 21, 2009 at 10:20 pm

Kennedy’s are like bunnies (old school Catholics) one goes down,12 more pop up uhmmmm or out.

mookworthjwilson January 21, 2009 at 10:21 pm

[re=225248]Rodney Badger[/re]: I say he nominates Howard Stern…that would shake things up until Al Franken can take his seat…

S.Luggo January 21, 2009 at 10:25 pm
gliberal January 21, 2009 at 10:27 pm

The NY Post is bird cage liner. 4 years ago it very confidently announced that Kerry had chosen Gephardt for VP. Oops! Nevermind! Andrew Cuomo looks like he did an 8 ball about 20 minutes before every photograph he is in. And that Brillo pad on his head still has the price tag on it.

Monsieur Grumpe January 21, 2009 at 10:30 pm

Dear Mr. Sluggo,
You obscure? Never!

lawrenceofthedesert January 21, 2009 at 10:31 pm

Compare either Ms. Kennedy or young Cuomo to what’s passing for the Senate, and I think you’ll relax. The political wisdom of the entire Republican minority could be engraved on a pinhead (preferably Jon Kyl’s).

President Beeblebrox January 21, 2009 at 10:41 pm

[re=225278]Advocatus_Diaboli[/re]: At least until Malia runs for Senate in 2029.

snideinplainsight January 21, 2009 at 10:44 pm

Here we stand
Worlds apart, hearts broken in two, two, two
Sleepless nights
Losing ground
I’m reaching for you, you, you

Feelin’ that it’s gone
Can change your mind
If we can’t go on
To survive the tide love divides

Someday love will find you
Break those chains that bind you
One night will remind you
How we touched
And went our separate ways
If he ever hurts you
True love won’t desert you
You know I still love you
Though we touched
And went our separate ways

chascates January 21, 2009 at 10:45 pm

Now MSNBC is swerving back the other way:
ALBANY, New York – Caroline Kennedy has decided to withdraw her name from consideration for the Senate seat being vacated by Hillary Clinton, according to NBC News’ Mark Murray.

chascates January 21, 2009 at 10:46 pm

CBS News sez:
Caroline Kennedy has withdrawn from consideration for the U.S. Senate Seat vacated by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
CBS News has confirmed Kennedy’s decision from a source close to her. A written statement is expected tonight.

It was all those ‘you knows’ that did it.

S.Luggo January 21, 2009 at 10:48 pm

[re=225230]Rodney Badger[/re]: Caroline publically declared for Obama, Moran. This is the PUMA’s revenge. It started when Caroline failed, unlike Hilz [or, some say, Hilz' staff], to post a recipe for yummy, fresh-baked cookies on the interwebs. Thus are the beginnings of democractic discourse.

snideinplainsight January 21, 2009 at 10:49 pm

This is crap! I was talking on the phone with Car’s housekeeper’s gardener, and Car came on the line and said if Paterson didn’t inauguralate her, she was going to kick his papoose from here up to Albany. (And she said to get back to work, the silver needs polishing. I don’t know what she meant by that.)

tunamelt January 21, 2009 at 10:51 pm

Hey, she’s just as qualified as any other Kennedy.

tunamelt January 21, 2009 at 10:53 pm

[re=225360]chascates[/re]: I, erra, don’t know, erra, uh, know, if, erra, uh, that’s the case.

Mr Blifil January 21, 2009 at 10:56 pm

[re=225286]Neilist[/re]: That piece is staying with me a long time tonight. Thanks for sharing. I was dubious at first, but my resistance was futile, as well you probably imagined it would be.

effinHel January 21, 2009 at 10:57 pm

IceCreamEmpress I am not as interested in Sen. Roland Burris taint as Caroline’s taint. Just what kinda taint does she have? Is it a big taint or little taint? As a citizen I demand to know. I just want to get to the bottom of this.

kingofnothing January 21, 2009 at 11:01 pm

After Roberts is impeached for fucking up the oath, POTUS44 will appoint Caroline to the Supreme Court.

chascates January 21, 2009 at 11:01 pm

The Post claims:
“Sources said the reason Paterson had decided not to tap the daughter of John F. Kennedy was her poor performances in media interviews and in in private sessions with various officials.”

Palin’s case that it’s class bias with Caroline falls apart here. People who have trouble expressing themselves are at a disadvantage in getting a job. Both gals should spend a little time at Toastmasters before venturing out publicly again.

Keram2 January 21, 2009 at 11:07 pm

Man, I can’t believe Patterson is going with Cuomo. Can’t he see that she’d be a great senator.

Keram2: Lowering the bar with horribly insensitive blind jokes since 1986.

Dreamer January 21, 2009 at 11:18 pm

[re=225230]Rodney Badger[/re]: Appointing Andrew Cuomo won’t anger the PUMA’s – I think they would prefer it to another woman. No one can replace Hillary Clinton.

S.Luggo January 21, 2009 at 11:20 pm

[re=225351]Monsieur Grumpe[/re]: Merci beau.
The line is a paraphrase from, “A Man For All Seasons.”
Which reminds that, “in the winter of our discontent, despite glorious election of Obama”, it’s time to start heating up the hobo beans.

chascates January 21, 2009 at 11:29 pm

There must be some cosmic backlash against famou women. Chicago Tribune:
“Patricia Blagojevich fired from fundraising job
Chicago Christian Industrial League was paying Illinois first lady about $100,000 a year”

100K a year is fucking golden.

AWOcoholic January 21, 2009 at 11:59 pm

Shameless self promotion:

A good site for you Wonktards in need of a fresh midnight snark:

2druk2phluq January 22, 2009 at 12:04 am

[re=225380]chascates[/re]: Chairman Meow… how long it took me to recognize the avatar…

Cock jackal? That’s awesome. Wonkette is my one stop place for picking up rare or original insults. I can’t wait to use cock jackal in real life.

Caw goes the B-eeper.

S.Luggo January 22, 2009 at 12:09 am

[re=225380]chascates[/re]: “Patricia Blagojevich fired from [Chicago] fundraising job”

It’s all about the money, honey. If your perogies don’t fry, then you must fly. Your borscht is cold, then you are old. Kolbasi left on griddle, then you are second fiddle. Wiretap of f*cking f*ck, then grand jury indictment.

Quaint how Chicagoans say these these things.

chascates January 22, 2009 at 12:17 am

Now Caroline is just looking unstable. NY Times, 5 min ago:
In a dramatic and confusing turn of events, Caroline Kennedy informed Gov. David A. Paterson on Wednesday that she would withdraw from consideration for the vacant Senate seat in New York, only to hours later signal that she may be interested in the seat after all.
According to a person who spoke with her, Ms. Kennedy called the governor, who will choose a successor to Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, to tell him that she was no longer interested in the post. Two other Democrats said they were also told Wednesday that Ms. Kennedy’s candidacy was in doubt.
The news appeared to catch the governor off guard, throwing the Paterson administration into confusion and setting off conflicting news media reports.
The news appeared to catch the governor off guard, throwing the Paterson administration into confusion and setting off conflicting news media reports.
By 11:30 Wednesday night, the person said, after conversations between the governor’s operation and Ms. Kennedy’s camp, Ms. Kennedy was preparing a statement to reassert her interest in the job. But a draft of the statement, which was read to The New York Times, did little to settle the contradictory reports, with less-than-forceful language that said: “I remain interested in the possibility of serving in the U.S. Senate.”
Ms. Kennedy believed that the job was hers if she would accept it, the person said, but aides to Mr. Paterson declined to comment on whether that was the case and her weeks of auditioning for the job did not earn her much obvious support among New York voters or in state Democratic circles.

These people.

DemmeFatale January 22, 2009 at 12:41 am

[re=225313]Mr Blifil[/re]: We’re like twins! I saw Cuomo once at a Dunkin’ Donuts!
He was talking on his cell-phone and (of course), being a dick.

chascates January 22, 2009 at 12:48 am

[re=225401]DemmeFatale[/re]: I know nothing of little Cuomo but it appears from comments here that what little personality he has is bad. Any good as an AG? Notable scandals?

KittyLitter January 22, 2009 at 12:53 am

chascates, it’s actually the reporter at the NYT who is looking unstable, and you know, like he got played.

chascates January 22, 2009 at 12:57 am

[re=225404]KittyLitter[/re]: Ah, the second- or third-hand attribution bites back! A reporter getting burned is more fun than a freaky legacy any day.

Crow T. Robot January 22, 2009 at 1:11 am

I, for one, welcome our new Irish-Italian overlords.

Lascauxcaveman January 22, 2009 at 1:26 am

[re=225389]AWOcoholic[/re]: Meh. You suck.

DustBowlBlues January 22, 2009 at 1:26 am

[re=225265]j6n[/re]: Win.

chascates January 22, 2009 at 1:27 am

And from
Caroline Kennedy has withdrawn from consideration for the U.S. Senate Seat vacated by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

“I informed Governor Paterson today that for personal reasons I am withdrawing my name from consideration for the United States Senate,” Kennedy wrote in a statement released just after midnight Thursday.
There was a five-hour window of confusion Wednesday night about Caroline Kennedy’s regarding the Senate appointment. New York City newspapers began reporting her withdrawal around 7 p.m., but NBC News reporter David Gregory said repeatedly on air that the reports were mistaken.
The Associated Press, which had initially reported Kennedy’s withdrawal, reversed course and released a 730-word story stating that, “After wavering briefly, Caroline Kennedy renewed her determination Wednesday to win appointment to the U.S. Senate.”

DustBowlBlues January 22, 2009 at 1:32 am

[re=225292]qaf[/re]:Cuomo is shite? Damn. I’ve always thought his dad was very smart, plus snarky.

The prez election that should have been was Cuomo v. Dole. Talk about two dour sourpusses on the campaign trail–I dreamed of the zingers they would have lobbed at the other one. I pictured their debate devolving into a fu, no fu sort of game.

Fun stuff! But his son is a douche? Bummer.

DustBowlBlues January 22, 2009 at 1:35 am

[re=225313]Mr Blifil[/re]: I take my earlier win. You, my dear wonkerat (so I don’t know the plural for wonkeratti. Up yours) are the true win.

S.Luggo January 22, 2009 at 1:37 am

[re=225401]DemmeFatale[/re]: And Andy dunked with?
But am I so very insensitive in positing this inference?

Herunar January 22, 2009 at 1:41 am

Now they say she’s back.

S.Luggo January 22, 2009 at 2:04 am

[re=225341]Monsieur Grumpe[/re]: Unlike the Bushes, the Kennedys (with all their private faults and misdemeanors) have a notion of public service as opposed to greasing the path to wealth for Haliburton, Bechtel, Blackwater and the House of Saudi.

DemmeFatale January 22, 2009 at 2:08 am

I worked for a gubernatorial candidate when Andy was also running. He never showed us any of the grace, warmth and dignity of his father. What a shame. His staff was comprised of smug robots, who didn’t even seem to like him. (I’m old school that way.)

Thuggishness is fine for an A.G.(see Giuliani or Spitzer), but in the Senate? *sigh*

BTW: The gossip was that the book “Nanny Diaries” was partially based on his mother, (but that was just a rumor).

S.Luggo January 22, 2009 at 2:34 am

[re=225418]DustBowlBlues[/re]: Mario Cuomo is (dare I say it) an intellectual, encouraged to success by parents from the old country. Andy Cuomo is a privileged brat, with none of his father’s grace or keen intellect.

Mojopo January 22, 2009 at 3:12 am

I noticed that CNN spent the night trying to confirm this shebang one way or another. Somebody said Sweet Caroline was out, someone else said “No way – I am listening to that song right now!” Whatever man, whatever. I think she is sick as shit of dealing with that weirdo governor, and will run a campaign next go-around.

Does Patterson really think he has some star-making clout? Because I could swear that he is high.

Mr. Spitzer, why did you have to enjoy whores so much?

Mojopo January 22, 2009 at 3:16 am

[re=225429]S.Luggo[/re]: I remember Mario as a helluva speech-maker, who was very shitty at keeping jobs for people in NY. Dare I say poser? Too late. You know it is too late when a libtard like me won’t carry a Democrat’s water.

obfuscator January 22, 2009 at 5:10 am

If Patterson really wanted to shake things up, he would appoint Roland Burris.

I’m reaching the end of a 7 hour layover in Pittsburgh on my way back from DC. Holy hell.

Serolf Divad January 22, 2009 at 5:11 am

[re=225230]Rodney Badger[/re]:

An inadequate black male, hopefully.

BobLoblawLawBlog January 22, 2009 at 5:19 am

[re=225286]Neilist[/re]: Bless you and everything you stand for.

KublaKant January 22, 2009 at 5:51 am

[re=225442]Serolf Divad[/re]: Or an stereotypically racist, Korean shop keeper from Harlem who beats his wife in front of customers. That ought to do it.

Cape Clod January 22, 2009 at 7:55 am

Has anyone given thought to Patterson appointing Spitzer to the Senate? There’s always a second act in politics and when did being a filthy cock jackal disqualify some one from being a senator?

Servo January 22, 2009 at 8:11 am

[re=225454]Cape Clod[/re]:
How about Bubba? The Upstate Wingnuts would have a collective core meltdown.

qaf January 22, 2009 at 8:56 am

[re=225456]Servo[/re]: Oh yeah, no drama there. And after weeks of slime-throwing the people of this country would put out a contract on Bubba and Hilary for dragging us through it all again.

Monsieur Grumpe January 22, 2009 at 8:58 am

Yes. I also admire the family’s dedication to public service and for that reason I’ve been trying for many years to be adopted into to the Kennedy family, that and the money.

Capt. Renault January 22, 2009 at 9:19 am

I still say it should be Dr. Z.

ella January 22, 2009 at 9:20 am

So if the Post is right, it’s a case of You can’t fire me, I quit.

Edywin January 22, 2009 at 11:14 am

While visiting our nations capital, Dont forget to relax at one of the districts many watering holes and lounges. Come enjoy the new drink developed by the DC mixologists, the “Cock Jackal”, Glenfiddich, Orange Kool-Aid and an olive with feta insert. Guaranteed to be expensive, but yet tacky at the same time. A real career and marriage builder.

Bronkers January 22, 2009 at 1:01 pm

Inquiring minds want to know…. Where’s Ed Schlossberg in all of this? Is his the name that dare not be spoken?

lawrenceofthedesert January 22, 2009 at 1:20 pm

Some of us began to wonder when she announced her campaign slogan would be, “Apres moi, le deluge.”

tocute2btrue January 22, 2009 at 5:49 pm

She also refused to give me HEAD .

DustBowlBlues January 23, 2009 at 11:53 am

C. Kennedy reminded of a PTA president in a very exclusive school who was swept in Obamamania and decided that she’d like to “make a difference.” This is when you go volunteer for a community action group. Make some speeches in solidarity with the little people (to a Kennedy, someone who does their own dishes). Try to save some affordable housing, get a crosswalk installed somewhere street urchins play, that kind of shit. Once you’ve been photo’ed doing shots with Teamsters, then you take advantage of your fundraising potential and run for office.

The above is the proper trajectory. You just don’t say, “I think I’d like to be more involved. I know! I’ll let that blind guy appoint me to the US Senate.” Call me old fashioned, but it just shouldn’t be that easy. It isn’t like the Senate of the House of Lords.

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