Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Quotes of the Day

"I don't know what Caroline Kennedy's qualifications are, except that she has name recognition, but so does J. Lo."

-- Rep. Gary Ackerman (D-NY)

"When you look at who has served in the U.S. Senate, I can't figure out what the qualifications are."

-- Jeff Greenfield, CBS News chief political correspondent


Lisa :-] said...

I really don't think there is an American politician alive that has any right to crow and grumble about "qualifications." Political careers start out as popularity contests and end up as proctoscopies.

What kind of "qualifications" does it take to smile pretty for the cameras, kiss a few babies, and then bury your head up the asses of those with money and power looking to procure some of your own...?

fdtate said...

That's an excellent description of a political career, Lisa.

Caroline Kennedy's qualifications seems to be about equal to Hillary Clinton's when she was first elected to the office. I think she would be just fine in office, better than a lot of other people Gov. Paterson could pick.