First let's check out the forged letter, supposedly written by the mayor of Paris, condemning (yes, I checked the spelling) Ms. Kennedy's bid for a U.S. Senate seat. How uniquely timed was this blunder of professional journalism? After all, it "violated the paper's standards and procedures for publishing signed letters" (AP). In Hollywood, any publicity (good or bad) is good. And isn't this a two-for-one deal? First, we get to become enraged that a foreign politician would take the time to stick his nose in where it doesn't belong. Shock and horror reaches yet another crescendo when we find out the letter is...a lie. No paper worth its salt would publish a letter slamming a Kennedy without checking with the MAYOR OF PARIS' office. Let's move on to the "Palinization" equation. Governor Sarah Palin and Ms. Caroline Kennedy (Schlossberg) are not sharing an "equal sign" any time soon. Sarah Palin has rolled up her sleeves and proven herself in the political arena. As I said in an earlier blog: For fifty-some years Caroline Kennedy has lived in a world distanced from the political arena and the "scrutinizing" press. As an adult it was by choice. Aside from speaking at the 2000 Democratic Convention and being a part of Obama's vice-presidential search team (FOX News) her activities have been restricted largely to noble writings, board positions, and educational fund raising. If one were to take the "Kennedy lineage" out of the picture, would we be looking at her in the political-running for the New York U.S. Senate seat? As they say in Hollywood...you haven't paid your dues! How long is this Kennedy birthright mentality going to last? These are serious times and we should not expect a self-imposed political wall flower to, all of a sudden, become the belle of the ball!
Note: If a person becomes full of himself then there is much which had to be dumped along the way...to make room.
May God bless America...and may America deserve it!
Zanne Booker 12-22-08