Sheldon Gives Caroline the Okay

Sheldon Silver, probably the most powerful person in New York politics, just gave Caroline the okay. That means that Paterson, who has been dragged his feet on the nomination, will probably give her the position soon. My guess is that Silver and Paterson were strong armed by some major muscle in the Democratic party. They have no reason to support her.

7 thoughts on “Sheldon Gives Caroline the Okay

  1. Presumably, they expect her to take orders and go along. Probably she will – she seems never to have had any strong opinions of her own. And no one will be eclipsing the glorious rays emanating from SCHUMER.
    Is this good for New York? I guess the answer is, compared to what? One can be wistful for another Moynihan, or Javits. On the other hand, I, at least, am not yearning for D’Amato.

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  2. Patterson has one reason to nominate her — they would both be on the ballot in 2010. That could help Patterson. Or do you think people will flock to the polls to vote for him in 2010 if he appoints a caretaker now and the seat is open in 2010?
    I still favor the idea of someone who is, oh, qualified. Quaint, I know.

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  3. “I still favor the idea of someone who is, oh, qualified. Quaint, I know. ”
    Yet you live in Providence. Your optimism isn’t just quaint, it’s damned near superhuman! 😉

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  4. They have no reason to support her.
    I suspect Andrew Cuomo is not on Mr. Silver’s BFF list.
    It does seem like this would leave the Guv open to a primary challenge from Mr. C. But, maybe they’ve taken care of that. Being governor of NY is certainly a worthy aspiration, but a judgeship (for instance) is forever.

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  5. You know, this qualification thing just doesn’t ring for me. What are the qualifications for being a senator? state senator (Obama)? CEO of Goldman (Corzine) First lady (Hillary)? I’m willing to take being a Kennedy, co-author, mother, and former first daughter. And she has to run again in two years, and no one will actually listen to her anyway as the junior senator from NY. If she spends the rest of her life there (and I think she might), then, maybe she’ll grow into the position and become a Javits or a Kennedy.

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  6. I wonder what is the maximum number of hours a week that Caroline Kennedy has worked at any point over the last ten years. It would also be interesting to see exactly how much co-authoring she did, as opposed to just writing checks to actual writers.

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