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Should Gov. Paterson appoint Caroline Kennedy to replace Hillary Clinton in the U.S. Senate?

Yes 17% 172 votes
No 76% 735 votes
Not sure 5% 54 votes
Total Votes: 961

Note: This is not a scientific poll.

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January 5, 2009
9:12 a.m.

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timsloan ( timsloan ) says...

Terrific at what?

January 5, 2009
9:30 a.m.

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annarondac ( annarondac ) says...

Has anyone one considered someone who has worked hard for upstaters? Kirsten Gillibrand is a good example. Has Mrs. Kennedy-SHLUSSERG, (she is married) ever been up state? She is a wealthy elite. Does she know what it is like for someone who makes $20,000 or less a year? What are her platforms? Mrs. Shlussberg needs to clarify where she stands on issues before she gets my blessing.

January 5, 2009
9:33 a.m.

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annarondac ( annarondac ) says...

Oh, and she will have to work very hard for my blessing. I have two properties for sale in upstate NY because I'm very tired of the extremely high school taxes and now with Paterson increasing taxes on everything, I have had enough.

January 5, 2009
9:56 a.m.

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timbok ( timbok ) says...

Caroline Kennedy has no experience, has no skills of any sort, she has never ran for public office, she has missed voting in several key downstate and state wide elections (including a election of the Senate seat she wants!), she has nothing more then being a Kennedy, more leftist socialist anti-Constitution votes from the state of New York.

Caroline Kennedy is a joke, so was Hillary Clinton, two people who have never done anything, have been handed major jobs, and did/will do nothing more then just vote with Schumer and the Liberal majority all of the time.

January 5, 2009
4:24 p.m.

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timbok ( timbok ) says...

What these two women have done :

Hillary - nothing in the Senate, just more Liberal votes, just like Schumer nothing to talk of.

Caroline - no experience, nada, nada, nada, nada, nada, nada, nada, nada, hmmmmmm she has done nothing?

What is your ideal of positive smart role models? Someone who thinks because her last name (both of them) they deserve to be elected? appointed? and loved?

Your argument is faulty, instead of looking at facts like experience that matter, oh my God in 1987 Hillary gave 45 dollars to the boys and girls club.

January 5, 2009
5:15 p.m.

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sgtwarbucks ( sgtwarbucks ) says...

Again, no one has ever answered the REAL question: Besides the current law, can anyone explain why the people of our state don't get to elect our illustriuos Junior Senators "replacement", rather than being selected by what will no-doubt be a one-half term governor? Anybody remember the cries in the aftermath of the 2000 election: Selected, Not Elected?

January 6, 2009
7:55 a.m.

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whatshisname ( whatshisname ) says...

Forget all the names mentioned above and find someone competent who would actually do the job. Left wingnut liberals usually don't show up for work. That's probably a good thing; less damage inflicted on us.

January 6, 2009
9:04 a.m.

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annarondac ( annarondac ) says...

intheknow, "you know, I know. er.....you know......"

Caroline Kennedy Shlussberg. 30 of these in a 2 minute interview. Yea, jealous.

January 6, 2009
3:50 p.m.

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annarondac ( annarondac ) says...

stgwarbucks, change the law and we'll get to vote. I agree, though, it would be nice for the people to decide; then we would not have the Illinois Governor's "pay to play senator seat" debacle.

January 7, 2009
9:40 a.m.

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schdygirl ( schdygirl ) says...

I am really tired of this juvenile Liberal versus conservative name calling. I don’t know anyone who is all liberal all the time or all conservative all the time. We all have our own experience that shape how we believe. My way is not the “right” way for everyone and neither is any of yours. Its not like one person could possibly make a decision to make a family of 5 happy let alone an entire state or country of free thinking people. People need to just grow up and stop throwing temper tantrums to get their way all the time-both on the “liberal” and “conservative” sides. All it does is distract us from the actual problems.
George Bush Sr. recently stated that he now wants Jeb to become president. Caroline Kennedy thinks she needs to be a Senator and is only being considered because of her name. There are Rockefellers, Clintons, Bush’s and a few other select families running the show, passing laws, etc all because of their money and family name. These wealthy royal families have no interest in us other than worker slaves and increasing profits for their family and friends. Everyone is scared of moving towards socialism but it looks to me like we have moved more towards monarchy. Then we have all of these idiots on talk radio making 6 figures, working for these elected jerks and acting like they are giving us a “truth” when all they are doing is lying and separating us while running to the bank.
Until we stop fighting like children, stop professing to know the one absolute truth for everyone in the world, and learn how to work together this will never change. Our petty stupid distractions have allowed this. So either live with the mess we allowed and partially created or shut the f up, grow the f up and change!

January 7, 2009
2:23 p.m.

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schdygirl ( schdygirl ) says...

INTHEKNOW, I am glad you liked my post so well that you felt the need to repeat it.

January 7, 2009
3:16 p.m.

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annarondac ( annarondac ) says...

But he repeated mine too? What gives? As for your post schdygirl, I feel I'm conservative probably 90% of the time (but I'm not a Republican). People like Rush and Hannity are businesses in the entertaining field and their riches are due to people wanting to listen to them. Al Franken and Al Gore's station didn't do well. One aspect I agree with you on is the deadlock with our government officials bickering. This applies to Albany as well as Washington.

I don't look at these posts as stupid distractions, as much as I can read how people think. Maybe instead of growing up, we all should look to understand what the other thinks. That is exactly why I don't like Mrs. Shlussberg, because she has not made any platform known, nor has she disclosed financial records. She doesn't have to in an appointment, but she would have to with an election.

January 7, 2009
3:58 p.m.

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schdygirl ( schdygirl ) says...

annarondac- I agree that Rush and Hannity are businesses in the entertaining field. What I do have a problem with is that most people do not understand that it is entertainment (or maybe drama) and want to listen to them because they think they are being informed with truthful information. I have heard Rush (the hypocrite drug addict) lie countless times. When he gets caught he denies it, changes the topic or hangs up on the caller while calling them stupid for the next 10 minutes. I don't know of any "liberal" talk shows we can listen to locally on a regular basis so I’m not real sure how they work.
It is not only the gov't officials bickering; it is the people as well. I don't understand at what point we began to always have to have our way or no way. For example, Many liberals are thrilled that Obama is president, however when the Inauguration minister was picked they threw a fit, threatened to boycott, etc. I’m not picking on the liberals (since I am one) because I am sure there are tons of examples like that on the conservative side as well.
I wasn't meaning to come across that I thought these posts were stupid distractions-I was thinking of the radio talk show hosts constantly spewing hate and separatist talk. I actually think these posts are awesome and allows people (who are willing) to find some common ground.
I don’t personally have a problem with Kennedy, I don’t know her at all. I don’t necessarily think you need much experience for the job so I don’t know that she would be bad. It’s a crap shoot no matter who gets appointed. My issue is with this bizarre form of American monarchy. The only reason she would be considered is because of her name and her heredity. This concept to me is totally insane and goes against everything America fought for. This is why I believe that she should not be appointed.

January 13, 2009
2:44 p.m.

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sgtwarbucks ( sgtwarbucks ) says...

Looks likes a politician has come to his senses. Jim Tedisco is going to push for a special election for the Senator's seat. Not that it will make much of a difference, but we SHOULD get a chance to elect our representatives.
If Gov Patterson has any political sense (or common sense for that matter), he would call for a special election. That might show that he,and other politicians, have faith in the system to work.

 

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