Michael Goodwin has a column in Daily News after my own heart:

Say Good Night Caroline: How JKF’s daughter Flubbed the Audition to become the next Senator Kennedy

And he’d be absolutely right had the part not be cast without an audition. On box office estimates alone (extremely appropriate metaphor, BTW)

But a strange thing is happening on the way to the coronation. The wheels of the bandwagon are coming off. Fantasy is giving way to inescapable truth.

Her quest is becoming a cringe-inducing experience, as painful to watch as it must be to endure.

Everyone sees it.

But the minute she faced the routine questions that help define a candidate for virtually any office, she had nothing to say. There was no “there” there.

Will Ted’s political machine face the obvious ? Apparently not.

Sensing she’s not ready for prime time, her handlers, most of whom have connections to Mayor Bloomberg, suddenly insisted media questions be submitted in writing. The answers they provided, under their names, were vapid. And she will not, as is the campaign custom, release financial documents that reveal her wealth and holdings. We’re expected to trust she has no conflicts of interest.

And another tidbit I have not considered:

The point is that this self-described advocate for the public schools did not send her children to them.

It’s true, W broke the competence & experience barrier. He made Barack I-run-this-campaign Obama possible. But Caroline will take the absurdity to new levels.

More commentary with a telling video at the Confluence