Friday, 19 December 2008

New York and Its Woes

“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-N.Y.

For about six weeks...there has been a strong hint that Caroline Kennedy would be 'given' Senator Clinton's seat. Up until the Blago event in Illinois....I would have guessed that things were nice and tidy....arranged for all the blocks to fall the right way for 2012. These guys have been busy for months...arranging things through 2016, and perhaps onto 2024.

Now? I'm not that sure that Caroline Kennedy's future will develop like the Obama plan suggests. She is the once and future VP for the Obama team. She has virtually no past, so its hard to say anything about her. The accomplishments of the past ten years? Working the charity angles in New York City. Not much else worth bragging about.

Andrew Cuomo? Well....he should have been the one getting the nod....with few New Yorkers arguing over this. It would have been Elliot Spitzer's decision....except for that hooker problem of his earlier in the year. So we have a guy whose career is pretty much as high as he desires and will likely not win the next governor's race. The real political players of New York...don't see Caroline Kennedy as a member of their tight group. They don't see her as "paying them back". Senator Caroline sounds nice...but they kinda know that she's a temp....and this whole deal is about her simply sitting there for four years....and taking the VP position.

My best guess.....if sixty percent of the top forty Democrats in NY state say Cumomo is the guy....I think the governor will go with that. Obama's team may have misjudged the state to some degree....thinking they have the upper hand.

My Dear Abby Article

This week, Dear Abby featured a letter which I sat and read about four times before I

put it down. I sat there for about three or four minutes contemplating this woman's issue...and her daughters....and then I came to a rational belief. The letter? Take a peek:

DEAR ABBY:

My 14-year-old daughter, “Melissa,” is bisexual. Most girls her age have sleepovers, but my husband says that any girl Melissa likes should be considered the same as a boyfriend, so it is not appropriate for her to spend the night.

I disagree. A girlfriend is not the same — mainly because Melissa won’t end up getting pregnant after spending the night with a girl. What do you think? — Mom in St. Petersburg, Fla.

My response?

Dear Mom:

Your fourteen year old daughter...is basically a slut and a highly sexed attention getter. If you truly believe that this fourteen year old....is a bisexual, then she has to be awful sexually active and doing so with your blessing. I'm more of a mind that she'll have sex with anyone, anytime, in any fashion, with no questions asked. As for this sleepover? If this were my daughter....I'd write the rules very simply...no male or female sleepover guests. I don't need some other parent blasting me on the phone for my immoral junior teenage daughter or her sexed-up behavior. You think you have issues now? Think again....when this kid is 20....she will be looking over relationships and asking why she has issues....and all you can say is that you think she should see a mental health professional.

For those who want to blast me or condemn my judgment....think about this concept....a fourteen year old kid barely knows anything in life....and has come to believe in her "sexual path" at this age. The parent is fully into this game and believes the whole judgment by the daughter as being honest or believable. No, I simply can't buy this idea. If we were talking about a seventeen year old.....then yes.....but this is not the case.