Alex Massie

The Kennedy Gall

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Andrew suggests that Caroline Kennedy is, in most important respects, less qualified to be Senator from New York than Sarah Palin was to be Vice-President of the United States. There's something in that, for sure, and Caroline's sense of entitlement is nauseating. Still, Andrew writes:

The model now, of course, is similar - finding a way to get elected without actually exposing your inadequacies.

This seems harsh. After all, that's what everyone standing for election hopes to achieve. At least, that's true of the more self-aware breed of pol; some of them, I dare say, don't think they have any inadequacies that could possible be exposed...

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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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