Tuesday, December 16, 2008

We Don 't Need Another Kennedy

To Governor Paterson:

The very thing that this State does not need is another person whose almost sole professional experience is grubbing for money and then giving it away.

That slot was just used up by the President-elect.

While Ms. Kennedy's experience in begging for and spending other people's money may arouse the hearts of boards of directors for museums, art galleries and "save this historic blah blah blah" efforts, it does nothing for those of us who actually must work and not rely on our father's last name for a living.

Ms. Kennedy's curriculum vitae highlights her experience as:
a) Chief executive for the Office of Strategic Partnerships for the New York City Department of Education, raising over $65 million for the NYC public school system (where the graduation rate is only 43% - nice work Carol, if something is busted, just throw more money at it - actually perfect experience for our dysfunctional national legislature);

b) President of the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation (there's a surprise!);

c) Director of the Commission on Presidential Debates (where one of the moderators - surprise! - was writing a glowing, celebratory book about Senator Obama - nice piece of nonpartisan work Carol);

d) Director of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund (as we now have a black President this entire organization is essentially meaningless and so is her position); and finally

e) Honorary Chairman of the American Ballet Theatre (Leaving No Tap Dancer Behind).

Governor Paterson, surely there must be some pretentious, important sounding and yet meaningless position to which you can appoint this woman where she can do no harm.

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