Wednesday, December 10, 2008

That's Going to Leave a Marcus

Ross Douthat smackdown of Ruth Marcus and her "girly" endorsement of Caroline Kennedy for Hillary's New York seat is dead on.

Money Q:

"Here's a more provocative way of thinking about it. Caroline Kennedy is no doubt more prepared - in terms of her base of knowledge about national politics, her comfort with the ways of Washington, etc. - to be a United States Senator than Sarah Palin was to be Vice President. But if you consider where the two women started and stack their subsequent accomplishments against one another, Palin's Alaskan career is roughly six times more impressive than Kennedy's years as a high-minded Manhattan socialite and custodian of her family's good name. That doesn't mean that McCain was wise to pick Palin as his running mate. But if you think he wasn't, then you should definitely hope that the Democratic Party of New York hunts a little longer through its ranks before handing a Senate seat to the editor of The Best-Loved Poems of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis."

Read the whole thing. The Marcus piece is a true embarassment.

And to think she called John McCain "cynical" for choosing Sarah Palin to be his running mate.

What does that make Marcus? A romantic, dewey-eyed school girl when it comes to the Kennedys, a cynical family dynasty if there ever was one.


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