Alex Massie

Kennedy Reveals All

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So Caroline Kennedy is kind enough to explain why she thinks she should be appointed the next Senator from New York:

"I come at this as a mother, as a lawyer, as an author as an education advocate and from a family that really has spent generations in public service," she began, in response to a question about why she's running, saying this is "a time when nobody can afford to sit out."

Personally I'd be wary of trading upon her grandfather's public-service career, but then again perhaps she liked the old bastard. Clearly, however, she's decided that there's no point ignoring the dynastic/entitlement issue and has chosen, instead, to double down on it.

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Alex Massie is Scotland Editor of The Spectator. He also writes a column for The Times and is a regular contributor to the Scottish Daily Mail, The Scotsman and other publications.

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