Friday, December 05, 2008

My Crush on Caroline

Very few crushes last a lifetime, but so far, so good.

Caroline Kennedy and I are about the same age. (I was born November 23, 1957 in Schenectady, New York. She was born just four days later about 200 miles down the Hudson in New York City.) Except for a loving husband, three children, and a seemingly settled family life, she's perfect for me. And she always was.

I always thought she was so cute as a kid -- and lovely as a young lady. And now, she's been a vetting insider for Obama and talked with NY governor Patterson about replacing Hillary in the Senate, potentially taking over a seat her uncle R.F.K. held around the time I first became really aware of his niece.

This is perfect for Caroline, considered, among all of the higher profile Kennedys, an unlikely politician. The good news for her (and for us, even, after the two years of campaigning just past) is that she would not have to run for the job. That is what she probably would not want to do: be a CANDIDATE.

But ACCEPT the office, I think she would, and I hope she will.

I am still in love with her looks, her grace, her reserve, and the narrative thread of hope and high ideals her family has brought to American politics for 60 years. Not naive, not too eager, just right.

Caroline's been waiting in the wings and now has a great chance to join her family's historic fight for justice.

And the Obama White House would have yet another connection to Camelot.


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