So far we’ve been only treated with Kennedy glamor stories and how unbelievebly lucky NY is to have the royal family claim it.

Maybe the PUMA petitions had an impact since now Politico bothers to acknowledge

The most potent argument being used against her, however, is the little matter of Kennedy’s backing of Barack Obama in the primary over New York’s native (if adopted) daughter Clinton, a genteel betrayal many Clinton supporters haven’t quite forgotten.

“This isn’t a jihad or anything, but I’d be lying to you if I said that supporters of Hillary don’t remember where she was in the primary,” said Democratic Rep. Anthony Weiner, a possible mayoral candidate who is close to the former first lady.

And with those words, Weiner (who also supportd Clark) did a lot to gain my vote for Mayor – not that I wouldn’t vote for a ham sandwitch against Bloomberg anyway.

In fact, Caroline’s association with Bloomberg troubles me too

the most robust element of her public record is a part-time, unpaid fundraising position in New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg’s Department of Education.

Mind you, some of the worse offenses from Bloomberg to NYC, my family are from the Department of Education. And the connection Ted Kennedy/NCLB doesn’t make things easier.

The fact that she is lazy at this job – not helping

A former colleague at the Department of Education described Kennedy as a pleasant, low-key part-timer who appeared at the agency’s downtown office for partial days two or three times a week and sat in on meetings, but was rarely a driving force, and who insistently avoided media attention and interview requests.

Neither does the way she got this job

Her appointment to this job raised eyebrows at the time because it was structured to avoid her having to disclose her family income on city conflict of interest forms that are required for all city officials.

Neither the boost from Mike-I’ll form a third party if Hillary nominated-Bloomberg who considers her part-time hard work.

Her greatest admirer is Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who told reporters last week that, “Caroline Kennedy is a very experienced woman. She’s worked very hard for the city. I can just tell you she’s made an enormous difference in New York City.”

The arguments against her are many and of substance. I was just happy PUMA sentiment was – if only for a moment – mentioned.

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