Spin Cycle Thursday — Caroline Kennedy, Michelle Obama and Katie Couric Walk Into a Bar

Thu, January 22, 2009

Moms & Politics


OK, not really, but those names just seem to suggest that there would be a good story if those three power women did get together.

As for Caroline Kennedy, she’s officially withdrawn her name from consideration for Hillary Clinton’s Senate seat, citing “personal reasons.” Whatever they are, I hope the media doesn’t turn her withdrawl into a critique of candidates who are mothers.

Michelle Obama’s not wasting anytime on focusing on her issue of work/life balance.

She’s now Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. But here’s my question (consider this an open thread) — if everyone seems to think Hillary is SO well qualified to be Secretary of State, why did many of those same people think that she would have been a bad president?

Katie Couric shows us the way on learning how to seize our moments and make our own buzz. So, as seizing the moments go, I need a contact at MSNBC!

And Barack Obama comes up with perfect phrase to describe Bush administration and Hurricane Katrina — “unconscionable ineptitude.” Though I think Obama needs to cut Joe Biden a little slack and learn to embrace the humor that is Joe!

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5 Responses to “Spin Cycle Thursday — Caroline Kennedy, Michelle Obama and Katie Couric Walk Into a Bar”

  1. Professor J Says:

    I think Joe Biden was picked for the comic relief, not necessarily for his international experience. What do you think?

  2. char Says:

    In regards to your question about Hillary . . . did the people who love her at SoS (like me) think she’d be a BAD president, or did they just prefer another candidate, like, say, Obama? I voted for Obama in the primary, got ticked at some of Hillary’s campaign folks, but I always thought she was pretty amazing, thought she was immensely qualified and hoped Obama would find a good fit for her in his administration if she was willing to join it. So, I don’t know. I also think she won over past critics with her campaign, and grace after losing such a close nomination.

  3. PunditMom Says:

    I think there were a lot of people, especially talking heads, who argued a lot during the campaign that Hillary wasn’t qualified because she lacked actual experience and discounted her Senate years because she was Bill Clinton’s wife. Now those same people are singing her praises.

  4. anniegirl1138 Says:

    Regarding Clinton: I think that women are usually given credit for their abilities as long as the jobs they seek or hold are overseen by men. We can handle great responsibility but not ultimate responsibility according to the playbook as it stands right now.

  5. Margaret Says:

    I thought Hillary Clinton was as competent to be President as anyone. But I didn’t think she could win. Now, don’t get me wrong, I drank the Obama Kool-aid a long time ago and I’ve loved him for years, so he would have had my vote anyway. But I know there were others who voted for the candidate that they thought could oust the Republican contender.


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