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I have to give it to MoDo: she goes almost through an entire column without hitting her favorite obsession: Hillary.

That’s maybe because she deals with her favorite subject – elitism – and how us commoners should STFU when one of them magic people deigns to pretend they care about us. Yeah, MoDo so identifies with Caroline, it’s scary. Downright to the speech impediments:

I know about “you knows.” I use that verbal crutch myself, a bad habit that develops from shyness and reticence about public speaking.

See? Case closed. If the Quee of Snark also does it, Caroline is absolved.

But mostly MoDo is incensed: who do the people think they are to object to her highness?

So I found it bizarre that when Caroline offered to use her magic capital — and friendship with Barack Obama — to help take care of New York in this time of economic distress, she was blasted by a howl of “How dare she?”

People are suddenly awfully choosy about who gets to go to the former home of Jesse Helms, Strom Thurmond and Robert Torricelli.

Yeah, MoDo – wou forgot to add Obama, W and other incompetent opportunists you help push through an unaware electorate.

So, this means people should just do as you say – maybe not even go through the formality of elections as we seem to be to idiotic to decide?

We should be all be thankful for the magic

So I found it bizarre that when Caroline offered to use her magic capital — and friendship with Barack Obama — to help take care of New York in this time of economic distress, she was blasted by a howl of “How dare she?”

When I first read the first paragraph about Caroline deciding at 51 to do something for the country I was sure she’ll be blasted. But the punch line refused to come. Whatever Caroline did until the age of 51 is not for us commoners to inquire. Suffice that eventually she decided to rule us.

Besides, she makes a long list of nepotism in the government – why can’t her friend get in there too?

The funniest part is when MoDo criticizes…the media:

The press whines that she doesn’t have a pat answer about why she wants the job. I’ve interviewed a score of men running for president; not one had a good answer for why he wanted it.

So, there. In an outburst of irony, MoDo even managed to even bring up sexism.

Why should her best friend inerview for the job?

Modo personally knows her and vouches for her

I know Caroline Kennedy. She’s smart, cultivated, serious and unpretentious.

– and that should be enough. Got that, plebes?

And thanks to DeniseVB, we got a plebe who does get it – the perfect companion piece to MoDo drivel. Best quote:

The nannies are go now because the girls they also are go off now to Senator school.

reminds me of something Neil Bush said:

“My father was the 41st president and my brother is 43rd; I think that if Pierce finishes high school, he’ll be the 50th president of the United States,” quipped Neil Bush. And should he fail to graduate, perhaps he will become a global businessman, just like dear old Dad.”

Comments Conason:

Young Pierce — bearing the name of his mother’s family and descended indirectly from Franklin Pierce, one of the worst presidents ever — must only hope that an indulgent relative will still be in the White House.

After Diane Feinstein disagreed with Reid and the senators on blocking Burris

“Does the governor have the power, under law, to make the appointment? And the answer is yes,” Feinstein said, urging the Senate to settle the matter. “If you don’t seat Mr. Burris, it has ramifications for gubernatorial appointments all over America. … Mr. Burris is a senior, experienced politician.”

Politico reports of a new meeting taking place today

He’s now got a top Senate Democrat on his side, a growing chorus of Congressional Black Caucus members backing him and an apparent edge in pending lawsuits.

An edge in pending lawsuits! Way to go, No Drama!

And just to make it sure I have no favorites on any side of this fight, my good friend Jim-Clintonsare racist Clyburn weighs in on the other side

South Carolina Rep. Jim Clyburn, a member of the House Democratic leadership and the highest ranking African-American in Congress, told Politico that the Constitution is on Burris’ side.

“I thought we ought to follow the Constitution, and I think, whatever we do, we don’t get away from the Constitution, irrespective of our feelings politically,” Clyburn said.

Something tells me that Clyburn would not have hugged the Constitution so tight had Burris’s color been different.

NYT editorial elaborates the point

THE scene of Roland W. Burris being escorted from the Senate by the Capitol police on Tuesday could be only the first act of an unpleasant and distracting drama. But in the days since Mr. Burris’s appointment to Illinois’s junior Senate seat was announced by that state’s scandal-tainted governor, Rod Blagojevich, it has become clear that the Senate’s power to reject Mr. Burris is, at best, highly debatable. The wisest course for the Senate is to end the dispute by accepting the appointment.

But bring it on! It’s nice to see that the race card that put an incompetent in the White House can be played against him too…


And Burris/Blago wins!

Roland Burris, the man appointed to Barack Obama’s Senate seat by embattled Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, will be allowed to take the seat, according to the Associated Press.

Spokespersons for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin are denying the report

They’ll only look more idiotic when t turns out to be true.


As predicted, the Blago mess spills into Franken’s situation

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid yielded to Republican threats and agreed on Monday not to immediately seat fellow Democrat Al Franken, whose razor-close victory in Minnesota faces legal challenges.

After all, if they are using a Secretary of State certification for Burris…

Update 2

Illinois Secretary of State jesse White resents being made the fall guy and more importantly thinks

“They could have seated him without my signature,” White said. “My signature’s mainly ceremonial rather than being a point of law.”

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