Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Caroline “you know” Kennedy For Senator

I think, you know, that this is sort of like, um, this is ah, ah, like you know, like unbelievable. If ah, if ah, um, you know, if Sarah Palin had talked like this, um, she would, you know, have been the butt of a, um, a lot of, um, brutal jokes. You Know?

This is painful to listen to. I feel embarrassment for her. Maybe, she was just having a bad day. This is the only time I have ever heard Caroline Kennedy speak so maybe this is not typical. She sounds like a young, uneducated, lower class, pothead. She comes from one of the wealthiest and most powerful families in America and she is a graduate of Radcliffe College, Harvard, and Columbia Law School. Why can she not talk? Caroline Kennedy would be hard to satirize because you could not make her sound any worse than she sounds.

I don’t really like the idea of political dynasties and inherited political positions and was hoping that when Ted is finally gone from the scene, that we would have seen the last of the Kennedys. Ted should have been such an embarrassment that the Kennedy mystique was by now tarnished forever, but apparently it is not. So, I hope they go ahead and put Caroline Kennedy in the Senate and let her be the new image of the Kennedys. It could be fun.

Stumble Upon Toolbar
My Zimbio
Top Stories


  1. In her defense (not that she needs anyone defending her), she has been a "behind the scenes" type most of her life. I doubt that running for office (or even being appointed) crossed her mind up until recently. Yes, you are right, given her experience with charitable fund-raising, she probably should have developed some public speaking skill, but--just you wait--I bet she'll get some coaching and you will see her dramatically more articulate in her next appearance. That's my prediction and I'm sticking to it!

  2. Patricia, you could be right. Since posted this clip, I found some others and while she still said "you know" a lot, she was not nearly as bad as in the clip I posted. So, maybe the one I posted was not representative. Anyway based on the posted clip, I think it is not possible to get any worse, so she can only get better.

  3. That's a lot of "you knows" and "umms" you know? Painful to listen to? You hit the nail on the head.