Sounding more like a teeny-bopper than a U.S. Senate aspirant, Caroline Kennedy (Schlossberg?) peppered her brief comments to Associated Press with nearly two dozen “‘ya knows.”
Kennedy says she will have to work twice as hard if appointed to Hillary Clinton’s seat representing New York — an idea that was pooh-poohed by former New York Rep. Geraldine Ferraro — who is among those urging New York Gov. Paterson to appoint an experienced member of Congress for the job, according to the AP report.
“I think it’s great she understands she will have a tougher time,” Ferraro said. “I don’t know if she can work twice as hard because having been a member of Congress I know they work 24-7. They already work hard.”
Kennedy has been criticized for lacking experience, and having a spotty voting record, missing numerous elections since registering in New York City in 1988, including in 1994 when Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan was up for re-election for the seat she now hopes to occupy. A review by The NY Daily News found that of the 38 contested elections since 1988, Kennedy skipped about half, almost all of them primaries.
“I was really surprised and dismayed by my voting record,” she said. “I’m glad it’s been brought to my attention.”
Her positions on illegal immigration, abortion, same-sex marriage, gun control and school vouchers are all far-left, liberal as reported by the New York Times, which ran her prepared responses to a series of questions.
Among them: “Caroline believes all undocumented workers should be required to legalize their presence in the United States and that we must create a way for them to do so.”