From Political Chastity to Whoredom

Oh, sexism. How you rear your silly head in the most obscure and well-meaning of metaphors. From the New York Times today: For Kennedy, Self-Promotion Is Unfamiliar By NICHOLAS CONFESSORE and JEREMY W. PETERS After a lifetime of being wooed by others, Caroline Kennedy is still learning how to sell herself....

Leading Expert on Human Relations Tells Caroline Kennedy She’s Not Ready for the Senate

I am very much a skeptic on Caroline Kennedy’s professional qualifications for the position of U.S. Senator, apart from her feeling that her name entitles her to it. Having said that, however, Al Giordano’s rip on Geraldine “I hate those n______ , blacks” Ferraro telling Kennedy that...

Return To Camelot

I’m not old enough to have been around back in the days of Camelot.  Being a product of the seventies and a child of the eighties, all I have are the recollections of family members and my older co-workers. It’s true that we idealize the past, but there is more than a hint of honesty buried in...

Billary vs. Obannedy

Okay, so maybe Obannedy isn’t quite as catchy as Billary, but the shape of the narrative behind the whimsy of the name can hardly be overlooked.  In a tight primary race that many suspect will continue beyond Super Tuesday and possibly even lead to a brokered convention, the developments over who has...

Caroline Kennedy, “We need a change…as we did in 1960”

The daughter of arguably the most recognized American President in history had this to say in her endorsement of Barak Obama for President of the United States. I want a president who understands that his responsibility is to articulate a vision and encourage others to achieve it; who holds himself, and...