Is Caroline Kennedy the Democrat’s Sarah Palin?
When Kennedy first expressed her interest for Hillary Clinton’s Senate seat, most observers considered her a shoo-in.
After several weeks of media scrutiny, some wonder if she is up to the job.
First, it was revealed that she had missed voting about half the time. She may even have fallen off the voting rolls for a period in the 1980′s.
Then Kennedy declined to reveal her financial information until she was selected for the Senate seat.
She was initially reluctant to reveal her political views, responding to reporters questions with written answers.
At first, she said that she would run for the Senate seat in 2010 even if she did not get the appointment. However, in a recent interview, she backed off that promise. While she is probably trying to present herself as a party loyalist, it raises questions if she has the desire to pursue the position in an electoral campaign.
In the same interview, Kennedy said, “you know” 142 times.
Here is an example as she explains why she would be a good Senator.
“So I think in many ways, you know, we want to have all kinds of different voices, you know, representing us, and I think what I bring to it is, you know, my experience as a mother, as a woman, as a lawyer, you know, I’ve been an education activist for the last six years here, and, you know, I’ve written seven books – two on the Constitution, two on American politics.
“So obviously, you know, we have different strengths and weaknesses.”
It is enough to draw comparisons to another politician, you know.