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It is my humble opinion that. despite Caroline Kennedy’s invocation of her father in her endorsement of Barack Obama in 2008, JFK would not have been able to endorse the far left agenda of Barack Obama. Furthermore, despite his “great oratory skills” the words of Obama have been and will continue to be hollow unless he takes on the idealogy that the people should “ask not what our country can do for them, but what WE CAN DO FOR OUR COUNTRY!!”
The Senate vote was 94-2, and with that, former First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton was confirmed and sworn in as the Secretary of State. Timing on the Senate’s behalf wasa bit off, and thus she missed the first White House meeting of President Obama’s foreign policy team…..but Vice President Biden was probably happy to fill in for her (based on Jill Biden’s comments on Oprah).
The confirmation of Sen. Clinton made it official that her Senate seat for New York is vacant, and NY Governor David Patterson must now appoint her replacement.
For weeks, the speculation has gone between Carolina Kennedy and NY Attorney General Andrew Cuomo. This evening, the New York Post is reporting that Caroline Kennedy has notified Gov. Patterson that she is withdrawing her name from the competition list for Clinton’s Senate seat. Ms. Kennedy is reportedly withdrawing for personal reasons. It is not a secret that Ms. Kennedy avoids any positions that require her to disclose her finances, and many speculate that this is the premise behind her ithdrawal.
At this point, we can assume that Gov. Patterson will most likely appoint Andrew Cuomo to the position within the next 48 hours.
The battle for Gov. Patterson’s “golden” appointment of a replacement for the Senate seat of our incoming Secretary of State, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, has turned into a family affair. New York’s Attorney General Andrew Cuomo (son of former Gov. Mario Cuomo) and Caroline Kennedy (Daughter of the late President Kennedy) are the top top named contenders for the appointment. Andrew Cuomo was married to Caroline Kennedy’s cousin. The relationship between the two contenders is even deeper than that, since Cuomo was a very close friend of Caroline’s brother, John Kennedy Jr., and he took on the role of family representative and spokesperson when John Kennedy’s plane crashed in 1999.
The Los Angeles Times is reporting that New Yorkers favor Cuomo over Kennedy as Sen. Clinton’s replacement. Many politicos are still defending Kennedy’s qualifications, but many believe that it will come down to the person who can carry more clout withthem into the Senate chambers, and many believe that despite her name recognition, Cuomo has the better qualifications to serve as the junior Senator from New York.
The Senate Foreign Affairs committee voted on Sen. Clinton’s appointment as Secretary of State, which sends the confirmation to the full Senate for a vote next week, which most say is merely a formality.
In just over 48 hours, we will dismiss 2008 as the year that was, and welcome 2009 as the new year, hopefully one with a better outlook than 2008 has given to it. So, we can reflect on some of the events of 2008, in no particular order:
The biased liberal media trashes Hillary Clinton, and chooses Barack Obama to be the Democratic Presidential candidate, saying that any questioning of Obama is outright racism!
The surge that was proposed by President Bush, under the direction of Gen. Petraeus, and supported by Republican Sen. John McCain, worked, although Barack Obama would not admit it.
The Republicans choose a female Vice-Presidential candidate, Gov. Sarah Palin of Alaska. The liberal media attacks her, while continuing to vet Barack Obama.
Questions swirl about Barack Obama’s citizenship, dual citizenship, and place of birth. The campaign posts a document that is reported to be legitimate, but refuses to produce the original vault document, creating a flurry of lawsuits, several of which reached the Supreme Court. No one, not even the Supreme Court Justices, want to question Obama for fear of being labelled racist.
Israel attacks in the Gaza strip, while Iran continues to threaten the annihilation of Isreal.
China was on the world stage as it hosted the Summer Olympics.
AIG needs a huge bailout.
The Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac mortgage deriviatives, which the Democrats fostered in their urge of home ownership for all, caused a financial debacle on Wall Street, creating the beginning of the Fall’s “Bailout Mania”.
In a vote against George Bush, the American electorate elected Barack Obama as President, touting him as the first Black American President. In reality, Obama is biracial, being more caucasian that black according to genealogists, and, by some records, he is the 6th biracial President. behind Jefferson, Jackson, Lincoln, Harding, and Coolidge.
Obama’s transition team became involved in the Illinois Governor’s controversy as he attempted to “sell” the vacant Senate seat that Obama held.
New Orleans and Galveston were both hit by strong hurricanes, but there seemed to be a great deal more organization and preparation than was evident in Katrina in 2005.
A young Orlando, FL mother failed to report her 2-year old daughter “missing” for nearly a month, and then claimed the child had been kidnapped. Five months later, and many lies later, the remains of young Caylee Anthony were found just 15 houses away from her grandparent’s home, where she had lived with her mother, now in jail on murder charges.
Other major events:??