Friday, December 26, 2008

The $100 Million Princess Is Rather Stingy With Campaign Cash

Perhaps Princess Caroline wouldn't be facing such stiff opposition within her own party if she weren't such a cheapskate. So this now makes her totally unqualified and stingy.
Caroline Kennedy's supporters say she could raise tons of money as a senator, but when it comes to writing checks to New York Democrats, she's been largely AWOL.

This decade, other than a $1,000 donation to City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, the Camelot heiress has not financially supported any Democrat seeking city or state office in New York, records reveal.

Some say Kennedy, who is worth at least $100 million, missed an opportunity to curry favor among Democratic pols to establish herself as a serious political player as she lobbies Gov. Paterson for Hillary Clinton's Senate seat.

She has already been asked to explain a spotty Election Day voting record over the past 20 years.

"Voting is the minimum thing that you can do, and she hasn't done that. The next thing you can do is you could donate money, and she hasn't done that," said Doug Muzzio, professor of public affairs at Baruch College.

"It calls into question her commitment to politics and to government."

On the federal level, Kennedy doled out roughly $30,000 in the past decade, but Clinton was the only New Yorker to benefit.
Paterson, meanwhile, is suffering from Hill's Seat Blues and sounding testy about it. Paterson may be reconsidering the Kennedy Schlossberg possibility considering he's going to be running at the same time as the next election for this seat and if she's as unqualified as appears, that could doom any hopes he has himself in 2010.

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