Caroline Kennedy is “running” for the Senate seat vacated by Hillary Clinton (joining Barack Obama’s Cabinet next year). Kennedy is unofficially campaigning for the seat while not campaigning. You work that out. Just another wealthy person gets to talk about “change” while getting lots of sympathetic coverage from journalists who come from the same class. And let’s not talk how this drooling over the Kennedys is”affirmative action for the priveleged.”
More than that is the cynical racial brokerage politics at the heart of it. Earlier this week Kennedy had lunch with an Italian politician at an Italitan restaurant in Williamsburg. Yesterday she had a photo-op with Al Sharpton at the famed soul food restaurant Sylvia’s in Harlem. So now she has the “blessing” of the “black vote.” Seriously. In the clip above, watch a New York Times reporter going on about what Kennedy and Sharpton ate:” … Two kinds of chicken, baked and grilled, salad, string beans, collard greens, some salad. I am told lemonade and water were drunk.” Oh, I forgot, some Kenyan athletes earning change in track meets in the region are the real crooks.