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  •  I don't get it. (4+ / 0-)
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    Fabian, blue jersey mom, TomP, Mariken

    was used by kos to fund a poll that will be used to support his claim that Caroline Kennedy should not be the next Senator from NY.

    Was the poll inaccurate?

    I loathe prejudice. It makes my skin crawl. And, as clicking on my user name will readily reveal, I grew up in an Irish Catholic family. My mother managed the campaign office for President Kennedy in 1960.  I have a framed photograph in my office of my mother standing with President Kennedy.  I have another framed photograph of my father standing with Bobby Kennedy during the Senate run.  The murder of President Kennedy is a day I can, and never will forget.  I was eleven.  I heard the news over the PA system, and I hurried home, terrified I was going to have to tell my mother the news.  But she had already heard.  As a family, we sat through that horrible weekend. When Jack Ruby shot Lee Harvey Oswald on national television, one of my brothers cried out in anguished approval.  And my father turned to him and said "No. No.". My Dad was afraid that with the murder of Oswald, we would never know what really happened.

    When Bobby Kennedy ran for the Senate, my parents were, once again, enthusiastic supporters.  When he was murdered (once again, we were watching his triumphant win in the California primary), my parents were heartbroken.  I had been working for Gene McCarthy, and had been arguing with my Dad about the Presidential race. But murder has a way of quieting dissension. And so things were quiet around my house for a few days.

    I think Caroline Kennedy would be a great Senator.

    I think the leap between the story about other Kennedys and your conclusion shows that there is, in fact, prejudice operating, and it's yours.  Seriously, that you think the fact that you can remember where you were when JFK was shot is relevant to backing Caroline Kennedy for the senate
    makes a point for markos.

    I Will Do Whatever It Takes To Restore Your Faith In My Excuses

    by Inland on Thu Jan 15, 2009 at 05:12:09 AM PST

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