Here's hoping that 2009 is better than 2008 -- but don't hold your breath. For a little tickle of the funny bone, I offer you this from Iowahawk:
Iowahawk Guest Opinion
by Rosa Ortiz
Chief of Housekeeping Staff
Estate of Caroline Kennedy
Buenos dias! I am Rosa. I twelve years work for Senora Caroline Kennedy and her family so I am write for you today to tell you why Senora Kennedy is make very very good senator for Nueva York. Senora Kennedy is very busy now with party menus so she tell me to write this when I am finish with floors and make the bed for guest wing. I am now finish so I write this.
Senora Kennedy is very very sad that television man say he no think she is make a good senator in Washington. This is not right for you to think this too because Senora Kennedy is make very good senator! Here is the reasons:
Senora Kennedy she is from famous senator family. Senora Kennedy father was El Presidente. She have tio who is senator. She have many cousin who also is senator, even all the ones with the drug problems. Why she is only one who no is senator? This is no fair to her. In my old country was the law that all family of el Presidente is also Senator or Minister until the revolucion.
Senora Kennedy is many plaques. She have a diploma from the Senator school and many trophies. She have many famous photografias and autografias. I know this because I have to clean her office every Tuesday and is very hard for to dust all this many things.
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For the record, it appears that support for Kennedy's Senate appointment may be crumbling.
I'm torn over the issue of a Kennedy appointment. On one hand, it's not as though she would necessarily be less capable and qualified than many others in that chamber -- to say nothing of the Democrats attempting to paint the GOP as the party of "privilege" and "elitism" in the wake of such an appointment. On the other hand, Kennedy reminds me of the late French leader, Charles DeGaulle. I see the way she's lobbied for this job and held herself out as a "qualified" candidate and I think to myself, "the gall of that woman."