Sarah Palin continues her fight against media, noting that the treatment political tyro Caroline Kennedy is getting in her search for an appointment to the US Senate is kid gloves compared to what she got as a Vice-Presidential candidate. She has a point; Kennedy is vacuous and inexperienced, with nothing but a prominent name behind her. Palin at least served in muncipal and state politics. It reminds me of Lyndon Johnson’s quote about the best and brightest administation JFK left him, the one that got him into Vietnam: “I wish just one of them had run for dogcatcher once.” Political experience is necessary before stepping up to a big time political job. Even then it’s no guarantee of success.
msnbc, Jan. 9 2009