I found the whole affair so shabby that I skipped the luncheon deciding that the $95 fee was at least for a good cause and went around the corner where I consumed a much deserved meal at McDonald’s.
As I reflected on the experience of the book signing, I wondered how Caroline Kennedy, a member of perhaps the most famous family in the world, could have been such a public relations disaster when her family was renowned for its public relations acumen.
Worse still, was her poor appearance. After looking at photos of the impeccable Kennedys for years, I was stunned to discover that Caroline Kennedy had no style at all and in fact did not seem to care the least bit how she dressed or how she looked.
Indeed, she looked so awful that if I ran into her on the street I would never have recognized her. I came away from the event with the utter belief that Caroline Kennedy had none of the qualities that made her parents so famous and that she was better off out of the limelight.
Needless to say, when she decided she wanted to be appointed to Hillary Clinton’s vacated senate seat, I was dubious at best.
However, as her campaign for the seat developed I, could see that her inability to present herself in a favorable light was as apparent as her performance at the dismal book signing.
Indeed, the interview published in The New York Times clearly demonstrates her aversion to both the press and the public. And the fact that it has come to light that she has not even voted is further indication to me, at least, that she does not take politics seriously.
Why in heaven’s name she wishes to take a seat in the U.S. senate is an absolute mystery to me and I’m certain it must be a mystery to those who know her.
Frankly, I think her decision has not been thought out nor do I believe she really knows what she is getting into. For one thing, she doesn’t even have a good PR person by her side guiding her through the first stage of political life, her appearance on the national stage.
It almost seems that like many others in the country today, Caroline Kennedy has been caught up in Obamamania, the current euphoria that will soon end when the new administration takes office and the realities of the world come crashing to Earth.
Caroline Kennedy does not belong in the United States Senate. Her name alone is not enough to make her the kind of senator New York should have.
There are far more qualified candidates for the office and I hope the governor of New York selects one of them.