Sunday, December 21, 2008

Welcome to North Korea

"The political world was set on its ear last week by the report that Caroline Kennedy might be interested in Hillary Clinton's Senate seat in New York. ... Bear in mind that Caroline has never done one thing politically in her life until endorsing Barack Obama earlier this year. But, because of her last name and her family's history, she can call Gov. Patterson just 'for informational purposes about the Senate.' ... Caroline has three children who are almost grown up and, according to a source in yesterday's New York Post, 'She's looking for a mission in life. Preferably in politics.' So someone from a 'royal' political family in the midst of a mid-life crisis can just choose whether or not she can be a U.S. senator. Only in America. This is, of course, a total farce. Serious people who have worked in the political vineyards are aghast as this recent trend in American politics: the Bushes, the Clintons and the Kennedys all have dominated national politics because of the power of a name. ... America was created as a rejection of inherited power. Yet, somehow, we keep drifting back to it", John LeBoutillier (JL), 8 December 2008 at http://newsmax.com/john_leboutillier/Caroline_Kennedy/2008/12/08/159436.html.

"'What really draws me to the notion of Caroline (Kennedy) as senator, though, is the modern-fairy-tale quality of it all. ... Caroline has always been part of my consciousness: The lucky little girl with a pony and an impossibly handsome father. ... In this fairy tale, Caroline is our tragic national princess.' So gushed Ruth Marcus, the hard-as-nails political scribbler for the Washington Post (WP), even as the circulation of the [WP] continues to slide. ... She is playing 'My Little Pony' on the front page , as a substitute for adult analysis about Caroline Kennedy for Senator from New York, a job for which her previous life as Little Princess of the Kennedy Clan has obviously qualified her. ... Nothing could better prove the bottomless triviality of the liberal media as they say goodbye to their monopoly power in American politics, having thrown up in the very act of dying the farthest Left president in American history. The media terminate their monopoly with a final, giant finger to the American Republic. I will not mourn their passing. ... There is nothing new about goo-goo liberalism. ... It is not even a substitute for thinking. Like much of the media today, it is gaudy pink lipstick on the snorting pig of media decay. ... If [Barack Obama] turns out to be a Jimmy Carter, or worse, the voters may find themselves having to grow up fast. Vladimir Putin and Mahmoud Ahmandinejad will not be impressed with My Little Pony", James Lews, 9 December 2008 at: http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2008/12/the_fairy_tale_school_of_polit.html.

Why is JL complaining? Isn't this how the Democratic People's Republic of Korea operates? Didn't Kim Jong-Il follow Kim Il-Sung? Further, didn't Raul follow brother Fidel Castro in the Republic of Cuba? JL protests too much. Apparently JL didn't realize Caroline's assumption of Hillary's NY Senate seat will be only temporary. Temporary? Chelsea will be 30 in 15 months! Besides, Caroline is qualified to be US President. She went to Harvard then Columbia Law School! Lock and load. Peasants, get your pitchforks. Viva la revoluccion!

Lewis has got it.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Chelsea the hedge fund babe? hahaha IA...

Maybe the recession/depression will inspire more people to seek guv jobs... enhance the bodypolitic...

Less legacy.

Independent Accountant said...

Anonymous:
Why not? Teddy Kennedy became Senator in 1962. When JFK was elected a guy named Benjamin Smith was appointed to the Senate from Massachusetts for two years to keep Teddy's seat warm until he was old enough to run, JFK having been elected in 1956. Teddy was born in 1932. Check it out. This seems like ample precedent to me.

Jesse said...

I despair for the Republic.

Junior said...

Wow. Just wow. The problem with this idea being that America buys into the fairytale, thinking somehow some other person's luck can rub off on them if they are held up to a position of power. Obviously America would love a shred of hope at this point and the idealism of the name Kennedy is exactly the sort of crap America will eat up at this point in her history.
So sad.
But you summed it up so well.

Anonymous said...

I'll pick the other side. Regarding Caroline - lots of it is just envy of those who want a pedigree but lack one. How about this fairy tail, a self-admitted alcohol and a bum until the age of 40 sobers up and becomes a governor and then a president – beat that!!! only in America... Democracy does not preclude dynasties – how about the Nehru-Gandhi, the Kirchners and, more to home, the Adams and, of course, the Bush's. Let's elect a big burly man with thick eyebrows, that'll scary those pesky Iranian and Russians..

Anonymous said...

Hummm....

I think Bush II was all packaging... and I voted for him...

More choices, less dynasty, less establishment...