Wednesday, December 31, 2008

NY Daily: Hillary Clinton: A woman of resolve and class

For carrying the banner of a history-making candidacy with a resolve and class worthy of this city — in victory and defeat — we today salute Hillary Clinton as the Daily News New Yorker of the Year for 2008.

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Tuesday, December 30, 2008

NY Daily: More Women For Maloney [vs CK]

As the less-than-positive reviews mount in response to Caroline Kennedy's weekend media blitz, another contender for Hillary Clinton's US Senate seat, Rep. Carolyn Maloney, has netted the support of a third women's group.

The National Women's Political Caucus announced today it sent a letter to Gov. David Paterson urging him to appoint Maloney to Clinton's seat [....]

This is the third women's group to throw its support to Maloney since the game of jockeying for Clinton's seat began. Earlier this month, the National Organization for Women's PAC and the Feminist Majority PAC endorsed the congresswoman's non-campaign for Senate.

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More stories on CK at this site:

politickerny: Charlie King on What Kennedy Is Going Through EASY POST

UPDATE - more CK stories at the same site:

 If people are looking for Caroline during these interviews to basically talk sound and espouse her positions on her issues coming into this the way Hillary Clinton would sound like going out, I think that's an unfair and unrealistic assessment."
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Mayor Bloomberg's top political aide is pulling back on his lobbying campaign to propel Caroline Kennedy into the U.S. Senate because "it wasn't working," according to sources. [....]
In addition to promoting Kennedy, Sheekey also set her up with Knickerbocker SKD, the political consulting firm that also counts Bloomberg as a client.
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Monday, December 29, 2008

UK Times: Caroline Kennedy botches debut interview [ 2 other UK stories ]

Asked to justify her candidacy – after days spent with handlers advising her on how to fill Hillary Clinton's vacant New York Senate seat – she began in a dull monotone: "Um, this is a fairly unique moment both in our, you know, in our country's history, and, and in, in, you know, my own life, and um, you know, we are facing, you know, unbelievable challenges, our economy, you know, healthcare, people are losing their jobs here in New York obviously um, arh, you know. . . "

[ A serious, well-written story. - tdo ]

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See also:
Clinton camp derides Caroline Kennedy's bid for US Senate seat
The real problem with Caroline Kennedy and the Senate

LAT: Bristol Palin's baby makes Sarah Palin a grandma. And he's a Republican

[A] new USA Today - Gallup Poll found the 44-year-old Palin, a mother of five, is the nation's second most-admired woman, behind only Hillary Clinton and ahead of someone named Oprah Winfrey.  [....] Oh, photo rights have been won at auction by People, with experts estimating the price at $300,000, up sharply since Levi's mom was arrested on a recent drug charge.

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New CK articles on NY Daily

If this is all it takes to merit a Senate seat, Gov. Paterson might as well host a reality television show in picking Hillary Clinton's successor. At the very least, this would bring in advertising revenue - and therefore much more than Caroline Kennedy has offered New Yorkers thus far.
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gawker: How many times can CK say 'you know' in under a minute

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Sunday, December 28, 2008

LAT: First, by golly, Sarah Palin; now, you know, Caroline Kennedy

It's only fair since so many of us had so much fun with Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's informal speech during her first five minutes of fame, that we also get some yuks from Princess Caroline Kennedy's, you know, reliance on "you know."
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politico: Obama bristles as [press] bubble closes in

AOL humor: Forget Caroline. Harriet for NY Senator!

Yes folks, this vocal, rambunctious New Yorker has a PUMA prowl and a websitebehind her to show the NY Governor that none other than a former rabid Clinton supporter should have the seat that Hillary is vacating in January. If you don't remember Harriet "Obama is an 'inadequate black male'"
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ABC: Obama Visits Marine Corps Base for Christmas

 As Obama entered the room, it was absent of the regular fanfare of cheering and clapping. The diners were polite, staying seated at their respective tables and waited for the president-elect to come to them to stand up.

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Friday, December 26, 2008

politico: More Caroline Spoke to Hillary won't run if not selected

Caroline Kennedy [said] that she finally spoke to Hillary Clinton — who didn't initially take her call — and that, if she's not selected, she won't run for the seat.

politico: Obama, team lawyered up for inquiries

NY Daily: several stories on Caroline Kennedy

Lack of donations to city, state Dems may hurt Caroline Kennedy's bid for Senate

Caroline Kennedy's supporters say she could raise tons of money as a senator, but when it comes to writing checks to New York Democrats, she's been largely AWOL.

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WP: Life's Not Necessarily A Beach for Press Corps

For the White House press corps, covering Obama's 13-day Hawaiian sojourn is a departure from past holidays hunkered down near President Bush's ranch in Crawford, Tex. 

[....] "What a difference a year makes," exults NBC White House correspondent Savannah Guthrie, leaning back in a padded armchair on a veranda overlooking the Pacific.


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Wednesday, December 24, 2008

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Posting at this site would probably be preaching to both choirs and no one in the middle, but it does have some interesting stories about Palin.

A high-tech forum where you can comment on each comment.

USNews: Did McCain botch [ Palin's campaign ]?

[t]hose who think the senator and his staff are to blame are starting to speak out. And we're not talking about those who traveled with the Alaska governor who quickly took a shining to her and chafed when the McCain team botched her coming out on the campaign trail. Now I'm hearing from key Republicans on Capitol Hill and GOP pollsters who believe that the McCain campaign should have put her out to talk about energy and political independence—her two best issues—instead of making her the conservative attack dog.

More places to post about Favreau

1. Kansas City Star article, "Meet Obama's Speechwriter":

3. The Charlotte Observer article, "Obama's word man has the world waiting":

4. Daily Contributor, "Jon Favreau: Obama's Speech Writer":

5. And, of course, the Boston Globe article anointing Favreau as one of 6 Bostonian's of the Year. There are some great comments here if you need ideas, and the site is still taking comments:

USNews: Hillary Clinton's Big Plans as Secretary of State

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[ For better written stories covering the same material see below. - tdo ]

[ I haven't vetted these for which take comments. -- tdo ]

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

CBS/Politico: Caroline Kennedy Education Record Disputed:

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Monday, December 22, 2008

Newsweek/Alter: The Clintons

[ Snarky article saying the Clintons can save the world but insulting them in every paragraph. - tdo]
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Boston Globe: Caroline Kennedy missed voting in several elections

Caroline Kennedy, who is seeking to succeed Senator Hillary Clinton, has not voted in a number of elections, including at least one race for the job she's seeking.
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While you're at Boston Globe, this still works:
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This gives "temporarily unavailable":

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Boston Globe: Obama speechwriter Jon Favreau - EASY POST & PROWL

[Speeches Favreau helped write] included Obama's pivotal address to the Jefferson-Jackson Day Dinner in Iowa.... : This party, the party of Jefferson and Jackson, of Roosevelt and Kennedy, has always made the biggest difference in the lives of American people, when we led, not by polls, but by principle; not by calculation, but by conviction. Also, his acceptance speech at the Democratic convention in Denver, and his election-night victory address in Chicago: If there is anyone out there. .
[ Some good info here as well as puff. - tdo ]

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Thanks to the Puma who has compiled a good Prowl on this; I'll add it as a Reply to this message.

NY Daily several on CK (Sunday)

NY Daily has several 'articles' promoting CK, but easy commenting. One login works for all.

Beware anonymous sources on all.

Here's one article with some meat in it:

The other articles are red links in the right sidebar. 

Saturday, December 20, 2008

NY Post: CAROLINE SLAP - Gerry: She's not ready - EASY POST

Ferraro, the first woman nominee for vice president, sent a letter to Gov. Paterson urging him to instead appoint one of New York's six sitting female Congress members to replace Hillary Rodham Clinton in the Senate.
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Friday, December 19, 2008

WP: [Favreau] Helping to write history

a minor celebrity [...] whose silly Facebook photos with a  Hillary Rodham Clinton cutout created what passes for controversy in Obama's so far drama-free transition. [....] At a party at his parents' house over Thanksgiving vacation, [Favreau] danced and posed awkwardly next to a cardboard cutout of Clinton. A buddy uploaded photos onto Facebook, reporters discovered them, and suddenly experts were debating Favreau's maturity on television. Favreau called Clinton and Obama to apologize. They told him not to worry, but he still does.

Here's the link for COMMENTS:


Here's the article:

Thanks to The New Agenda for the info.

Ammunition: Here's the WP's own copy of The Photo from an earlier short story:

And other copies of the original:

ABC: Rift Cracks 'Demoralized' McCain Campaign

Rift Cracks 'Demoralized' McCain Campaign
McCain Staffers Blame Palin's Lack of Readiness; Palin Loyalists Blame Over-Managing By McCain Handlers
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[ See previous alert for McCain praising Palin. - tdo ]

ABC: Warren Invite, Cabinet Picks Irk The Left - NOW Among Groups Frustrated Over Makeup of Obama Team

 Warren Invite, Cabinet Picks Irk The Left - NOW Among Groups Frustrated Over Makeup of Obama Team

Women's groups, gay rights organizations and environmentalists have spoken out against Obama's appointments and are fueling conversation that the president-elect is overlooking those who helped him win the White House.
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NY Daily: McCain refuses to endorse Palin for president in 2012: 'I can't'

[ The media is trying to spin this as negative to Palin, but here are
soem of McCain's actual words. - tdo ]

"Have no doubt of my admiration and respect for her and my view of her

[Re 2012:] "I can't say [about] something like that. We've got some great other
young governors. I think you're going to see the governors assume a
greater leadership role in our Republican Party," he said.
He then mentioned governors Tim Pawlenty of Minnesota and Jon Huntsman of Utah.
McCain said he has "the greatest appreciation for Gov. Palin and her
family, and it was a great joy to know them."
"She invigorated our campaign" against Barack Obama for the
presidency, he said. [....]
"Have no doubt of my admiration and respect for her and my view of her
viability, but at this stage, again ... my corpse is still warm, you
know?" he replied.
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Thursday, December 18, 2008

NY Daily: CK not registered to vote for a while

When she went re-register in 1988 at her new Park Ave. home, she
filled in, "1984?, when asked the year she was last registered.
n y d a i l y n e w s . c o m /

NY Daily: several against CK etc

Good stories on Obama's appointments, against Caroline Kennedy,
Obama's appointments, against anti-gay preacher. See sidebar.

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alerts here before.

When she went re-register in 1988 at her new Park Ave. home, she filled in, “1984?, when asked the year she was last registered.

n y d a i l y n e w s . c o m / news/politics/2008/12/18/2008-12-18_records_show_caroline_kennedy_failed_to_.html

politico: Gay leaders furious with Obama

[ Bill Clinton took office in 93 intending to issue an executive CIC order giving gays FULL ACCEPTANCE IN THE MILIATRY, no need for secrecy. It was massive opposition from Congress, military brass, etc (including Colin Powell) that made him compromise on 'Don't ask don't tell.' - tdo ]

ABC: Federal probe complicates move to impeach Blagojevich; bribe case may be off-limits

Illinois lawmakers could be forced to build their impeachment case
against Gov. Rod Blagojevich on a raft of relatively small grievances,
rather than the blockbuster Senate-seat-for-sale allegations, for fear
of undermining federal prosecutors' criminal investigation.
Aside from the federal charges, lawmakers have mentioned several
issues that could be part of an impeachment case:

[ The other issues are interesting; long informative article. - tdo ]
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Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Post-Standard: Caroline Kennedy meets with Syracuse mayor [transcript of refusing to talk to reporters]

[ Transcript of Caroline Kennedy to c. 20 reporters. ]

"I just wanted to say, as some of you may have
heard, I've told Gov. Paterson that I'd be honored to be considered
for the position of United States senator. I wanted to come upstate
and meet with Mayor Driscoll and others to tell them about my
experience and also to learn more about how Washington can help these
communities," Kennedy told reporters. "There's a lot of good people,
candidates, that the governor is considering. He's laid out a process.
I'm proud to be in that process."

"What do you say to New Yorkers who think you're not qualified?" a
newspaper reporter asked.

She ignored the question and started to leave.
"Are you ready for this, Ms. Kennedy? You're not going to answer
questions at all?" reporters yelled.

"Where are you heading next?" a television reporter asked.

"To the car," Kennedy said.

"What do you say to New Yorkers who think you're not ready or
qualified for this job?"

"Have you ever been to Syracuse before?"

"Hopefully I can come back and answer all your questions," Kennedy
said as reporters followed her outside.

"What do you think your greatest qualification is to be senator?" a
reporter persisted.

"You're seeking public office and you don't want to answer questions
from reporters, Ma'am? When can we expect you to answer questions?"
another reporter asked as Kennedy got into the passenger seat of a
black GMC Denali.

She closed the vehicle's door and it pulled away.
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Several stories about Caroline K fm upstate NY
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Scroll down to stories on Caroline Kennedy with convenient posting of comments.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

A PUMA needs support at PJ - EASY POST
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your post with Ctl-A Ctl-C then hold the Submit button long and firm
so it doesn't say "You're posting too fast".

The PUMA posted:

President-elect Obama has not made any public statement about this
insulting and sexist behavior on the part of the 27-year-old Favreau.
Obama has not seen fit to publicly denounce this behavior, to ensure
that Mr. Favreau make a public apology, nor has the president-elect
deemed it necessary to fire Mr. Favreau. Instead, Barack Obama has
remained silent, providing yet another example of how his actions do
not match his words.

WP: Caroline Kennedy to Seek Appointment to N.Y. Senate Seat
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think we've done alerts here before.

Paterson, speaking today about the Kennedy news, was decidedly
noncommittal. ....

The Clintonites have made clear that they remain less than pleased
that Caroline Kennedy endorsed President-elect Barack Obama during the
Democratic presidential primaries and have voiced concern that
Clinton's Senate seat would be handed off to a New Yorker who didn't
support her national bid.
[CK's] case in a nutshell: she is the heir to the most famous
political legacy in American politics, she has universal name
identification and the ability to raise untold amounts of money, and
she is personally close to the president-elect.

Politico: Clinton chides supporters on Kennedy

Politico: Clinton chides supporters on Kennedy

[ Personally I don't believe a word of it. - tdo ]

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Friday, December 12, 2008

US News / Erbe: Is Jon Favreau for Real? - EASY POST
Comments at the bottom here. No logoin, just asked for a name etc.

Bonnie Erbe:
<I>If this is what the website claims it is, a picture of incoming
White House speechwriter in chief Jon Favreau, I agree with writer Amy
Siskind that the guy ought to be fired.</I>

[ Apparently it IS real, because the Obama camp says Favreau has
apologized. ]

WP: The Rules, Washington Edition [ re Favreau ]
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[ Here's the writer, Kathleen Parker,, bashing feminists
for daring to critizice Favreau and for lacking humor.

Here is Pumapac's reply, a nice funny image:

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

NYT: [ re speechwriter ]Question no 63?

The NY Times has finally seen fit to mention the Favreau story in its
Opinionator blog. Not surprisingly, nearly all the comments are of the
"boys will be boys" variety. If you'd like to add a comment, here's
the link:

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

VF: Favreau's Sexist Photo Is No Laughing Matter

VF: Favreau's Sexist Photo Is No Laughing Matter

Good op-ed from Dee Dee Myers. Needs good comments.
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LAT: Obama speechwriter photographed groping Hillary Clinton likeness

Favreau comment string still going, good comments.

"Obama speechwriter photographed groping Hillary Clinton likeness"
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"Somebody please tell Barack Obama and crew he won"

But Obama's newly named and possibly endangered, misbehaving chief
White House speechwriter, Jon Favreau, is turning out words for him
that still sound like campaign stuff.

[ This paragraph links to the story at our last alert,
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Monday, December 8, 2008

12/8 new comment strings on speechwriter

Obama's 'Yes we can' man left red-faced - US Election, World news ...
In another picture, the 27-year-old Favreau (credited with inventing
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Saturday, December 6, 2008

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