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  •  Hmmm. OK for the Carnahans to be a family (0+ / 0-)

    political "monarchy" but not for the Kennedys?
    Surprising how Caroline gets trashed ion the front page because she might be appointed to Hillary's seat and yet it was OK to appoint Mel Carnahan's widow. And now their child is making inroads to her own political career - partly based on name recognition.
    Interesting.

    Electing conservatives is like hiring a carpenter who thinks hammers are evil.

    by MA Liberal on Tue Dec 09, 2008 at 08:55:54 AM PST

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      but not mostly. Big difference

      •  but the comparison of Caroline to Robin (0+ / 0-)

        is not correct. It was Robin's mom, Mel Carnahan's wife who was appointed to Mel's seat after he died. Why? She certainly wasn't the most qualified to hold it.
        I'd say Caroline has more cred than Mrs. Carnahan did.

        Electing conservatives is like hiring a carpenter who thinks hammers are evil.

        by MA Liberal on Tue Dec 09, 2008 at 09:05:34 AM PST

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    •  the candidate dieing before the election is a (1+ / 0-)
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      fairly exceptional circumstance. There wasn't the normal process of deciding who should fill the seat, they decided fairly early after his death so voters would know who they were voting for. I don't think its comparable to the more normal appointment like Clinton's.

      Plus, who is defending that decision anyways? She lost two years later so it obviously wasn't a great one.

    •  It wasn't OK to appoint Carnahan's widow. (0+ / 0-)

      It was maudlin and ridiculous.  Robin isn't a problem because she's actually, you know, running for the job.  I'd rather she didn't, frankly, but i can't object too strongly to someone putting their name out their for electoral consideration.  Nor would I have a problem with CK as a real interim appointment, with a commitment not to run for the seat.  But the combination of dynasty and incumbency-by-appointment is too much for me.  

      -5.38/-3.74 I've suffered for my country. Now it's your turn! --John McCain with apologies to Monty Python's "Protest Song"

      by Rich in PA on Tue Dec 09, 2008 at 09:04:35 AM PST

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