At Least She’s Articulate

We know she has zero political experience. But Caroline Kennedy apparently couldn’t pass a high school debating class. Talking about New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo, she offfered this gem:

“You know, I think, you know, we’re sort of, uh, sharing some of this experience. And um, as I’ve said, he was a friend, a family member, and um so, and uh obviously, he’s, you know, he’s also had an impressive career in public office.”

This was hardly an isolated moment- according to, she managed to use the phrase “you know” 138 times during her interview with the New York Times. The folks at Gawker suggest she hire a vocal coach.

I have two thoughts on this. First, imagine how hard the media would have pounced if Sarah Palin sounded this idiotic.

My second observation is this: critics have always assumed that George W. Bush owed his Yale and Harvard degrees to his family connections. Judging from Ms. Kennedy’s inability to string together a sentence, can we now make the same assumptions about her?

Leave a Comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.