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Ambassador Kennedy: A star is born
Politico, by Alexander Burns

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Posted By:Fiesta del sol, 12/15/2013 11:00:11 AM

Caroline Kennedy is a long way from Syracuse.The soft-spoken presidential scion, who four years ago this month toured upstate New York in a short and ill-fated bid for the U.S. Senate, has swept with force into her newest public role as President Barack Obama’s ambassador in Japan. And if the iconic daughter of American political royalty showed herself to be deeply uncomfortable as a glad-handing pol, she’s on her way to becoming something of a rock star in the more dignified world of diplomacy.

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I bet President Jarrett and Obama wouldn´t leave Caroline to die....

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Scrubber, 12/15/2013 11:05:13 AM     (No. 9654794)

I axe you, LDotters, does the word "Gaaack" come to mind?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: bpl40, 12/15/2013 11:13:13 AM     (No. 9654806)

My breakfast almost saw daylight again!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: dwbbb, 12/15/2013 11:17:02 AM     (No. 9654810)

This article, likely having been written 5 minutes after the appointment was announced, was released what..a few weeks after ms. Kennedy assumed the position?

Amazing Mr. Burns/Politico had the self-control to wait so long.

S/O

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Reply 4 - Posted by: fastphil, 12/15/2013 11:17:35 AM     (No. 9654811)

Add Alexander Burns and Politico to the long list of Kennedy water carriers and rump swabs. Her short lived senatorial interest demonstrated that she is dumb as a stump.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Edgelady, 12/15/2013 11:18:18 AM     (No. 9654812)

I suspect she bought that position with the millions of dollars she made from selling JFK and Jackie memorabilia. She´s been selling they stuff off for years, and there´s nothing O does for free.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: lakerman1, 12/15/2013 11:18:24 AM     (No. 9654813)

Ah,ya know, ah, I mean, like, she will be successful holding a job that is totally, like, without meaning, in these days of instant communication.

But the ceremonial functions, which are sort of a group think in diplomatice circles, will be fun.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Keekng, 12/15/2013 11:19:30 AM     (No. 9654814)

She could not cut it as a Senate candidate so Zippy appointed her because of her family name and democrat donations. Now, a month later Politico claims a "star is born". I am with #2.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: G-Tom, 12/15/2013 11:25:31 AM     (No. 9654818)

To revert to yesteryear, this is GRODY TO THE MAX!

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Not your typical New Yorker, 12/15/2013 11:27:14 AM     (No. 9654822)

A bucket of rocks with tons of money...

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Reply 10 - Posted by: kiwinews, 12/15/2013 11:28:28 AM     (No. 9654823)

TONGUE BATH TSUNAMI ALERT
At least all those "ums" and "you knows" will give the translator time to catch up, maybe play a rubber of bridge...

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 12/15/2013 11:28:56 AM     (No. 9654824)

Despite a family history of criminality.....if you go back and listen to old JFK speeches, he sounds more conservative than GWB.

So....I somewhat begrudgingly wish her well.

Ambassadorships have always been bought and sold.

Didn´t we give Shirley Freakin´ Temple a cushy government job just because everybody loved her as a child ?

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Reply 12 - Posted by: enemyofthestate, 12/15/2013 11:31:14 AM     (No. 9654828)

Slobber, slobber, slobber.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: rocket-j-squirrel, 12/15/2013 11:31:37 AM     (No. 9654829)

After reading the first paragraph, I can only surmise that Mr. Burns has mastered the art of typing with one hand.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: el zopilote, 12/15/2013 11:40:10 AM     (No. 9654839)



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Reply 15 - Posted by: Jobe, 12/15/2013 11:46:42 AM     (No. 9654848)

What dreck! When I hear the name Kennedy, I grab my immodium and slosh down a couple just in case.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Hazymac, 12/15/2013 11:50:16 AM     (No. 9654851)

Humina humina to fake, double digit IQ American royalty. Fools´ names and fools´ faces are always found in public places. (He sat down on a rock and retched.)

"Sometimes I think of Tweeter, sometimes I think of Jan,
Sometimes I don´t think about nothin´ but the Monkey Man."

(Bob Dylan, "Tweeter and the Monkey Man": 1988, from the first Traveling Wilburys album)

Pardon my inattention to the girl who says, "You know." Today I resolve to think about nothin´ but the Monkey Man.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: maggie2u, 12/15/2013 11:50:57 AM     (No. 9654853)

And how many Ldotters here know that last week-end, (Pearl Harbor day week-end), kennedy laid a wreath to, wait for it, wait for it, those who died at Nagasaki.
Not only can she not talk without sounding like a valley girl, she is totally tone deaf.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: MisterDickens, 12/15/2013 12:01:12 PM     (No. 9654864)

I hurled an entire cheese omelet at the end of the first paragraph. Had to call 911.

Stories about the most womanizing family on planet earth always make me hurl. At least one family member, currently rotting in hell, is also a murderer in my opinion. That´s why I usually try to read stories about them on an empty stomach.

If you want to get really sick, read the transcript of the trial of that Kennedy family guy named Michael Skakel.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: pensom2, 12/15/2013 12:08:16 PM     (No. 9654870)

If we must have Kennedys in public office, please let them be females.


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Reply 20 - Posted by: Agent Orange, 12/15/2013 12:10:28 PM     (No. 9654872)

This statement alone.. "iconic daughter of American political royalty...." is bull crap. Her uncle Ted was a murderer, just ask Mary Jo. The senior Kennedy was a criminal bootlegger and everyone of the Kennedy men were womanizers.

Political royalty my butt.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: FlatCityGirl, 12/15/2013 12:30:11 PM     (No. 9654889)

A family of criminals: murders and rapists, sexual harassers, and drug addicts.

The women are all doormats and enablers.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Chuzzles, 12/15/2013 12:43:47 PM     (No. 9654901)

#20, don´t forget the fact that Joe lobotomized his own daughter Rosemary behind her mother´s back because she was just as promiscuous as all the Kennedy men. But with her, it was embarrassing the family. The brothers well, boys will be boys.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: ida Lou Pino, 12/15/2013 12:45:46 PM     (No. 9654903)

Technical question for LCom Staff - - -

Would it be possible for you to cover certain headlines with a Barf Alert - - so that readers would have the option of bypassing that headline without having to read it?

Some things are just too sickening to leave sitting out in the open. This headline is one of them. A Headline Barf Alert Warning System - - HBAWS - - would be most welcome to many readers.



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Reply 24 - Posted by: antiquegolf, 12/15/2013 12:55:44 PM     (No. 9654913)

Reply 11, I respectfully disagree with your comparison of caroline kennedy to Shirley Temple Black, who held diplomatic and protocol posts in 4 different administrations.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: bigfatslob, 12/15/2013 12:56:36 PM     (No. 9654916)

Yeah just like Joe Jr. was a WWII pilot ´Ace´.
To Mr. Burns if you can string five ´you knows´ in a row you are a star. Low IQ idiot but a ´star´ none the less.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: barbcrose, 12/15/2013 1:01:49 PM     (No. 9654918)

But #20 most royalty was noted for their womanizing, low morals!

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Grambo, 12/15/2013 1:02:02 PM     (No. 9654919)

There was a time when diplomats were required to be fluent in French, the traditional language of diplomacy.

Now we have an American ambassador to Japan, fluent in neither French, Japanese nor English; fluent, in fact, in no known language, written or spoken.



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Reply 28 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 12/15/2013 1:10:23 PM     (No. 9654926)

Her mastery of diplomacy, the most powerful force in the world to liberals, is surely the reason that we still aren´t at war with Japan.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: JediJerry, 12/15/2013 1:14:59 PM     (No. 9654932)

Another piece of evidence that this government it an organization ran and populated by elitist insiders and are the symbols of the ruling class in DC. A star is not born. She is not a rock star. She is a lame brained chick born with the silver spoon in her mouth and a substantial trust fund to rely on. She is an entitlement kid and entitlements she gets.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: jinx, 12/15/2013 1:16:16 PM     (No. 9654935)

Another Kennedy who loves being in the spotlight. She got there because of her maiden name and her money. She is "royal" because that is the way the MSM treats all Kennedy´s even those who cause great pain to people they know. Jack ran around on Jackie even in the WH; Ted killed a young woman and ran away; Robert had affairs and so did his son whose wife couldn´t take it anymore and killed herself; one of his sons died of drug overdose. I´m out of space and patience. You get the drift.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: NancyD, 12/15/2013 1:18:16 PM     (No. 9654938)

If Politico writes it, it must be so!

Does the pandering from the left ever end? Do they really think this stuff is for real? And do they think if they write it enough, it will be hailed as truth?

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Reply 32 - Posted by: Cor-vet, 12/15/2013 1:23:30 PM     (No. 9654944)

I´ve come to the conclusion that ´iconic´ is now the most over used word in the english language!

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Reply 33 - Posted by: capecodfox, 12/15/2013 1:31:33 PM     (No. 9654963)

Send her to Tehran for a stint


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Reply 34 - Posted by: f64, 12/15/2013 1:36:03 PM     (No. 9654968)

Caroline, you ARE a star. Just smile and say "thank you" a lot. The word is...like...harrygotcha.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: harper, 12/15/2013 1:39:14 PM     (No. 9654970)

Like, you know, ummmm, who knew, you know that, ummm, you know that there is no literal Japanese translation of doofus speech patterns.

The translators can do their financials, emails, tweets etc. while waiting for something to actually be said, then sum it all up in a few words. Such is literacy, you know?

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Reply 36 - Posted by: StuartL, 12/15/2013 1:50:28 PM     (No. 9654990)

If all it takes is a ton of cash, a famous name, a deeply flawed Democrat dad, and one-tenth the brains God gave geese, there must be a country somewhere in the world in desperate need of Ambassadress Meghan McCain.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: chillijilli, 12/15/2013 1:58:14 PM     (No. 9654999)

OK, I don´t expect any likes for this post. But, having lived and worked in Tokyo for 6 yrs, speaking the language, understanding the culture…and HATING to say this: the appointment of Kennedy was a brilliant move.
The Japanese culture runs along smoothly on illusion and they don´t care one bit whether she sounds like a Valley Girl or is an airhead or not---someone will always speak FOR her, anyway. Kennedy will always be seen as the little girl standing bravely at her mother´s side as the country mourned and it is this image to which the Japanese react. It´s as though we have given the Japanese a gift of an American icon---as close to royalty as we have. They will do everything possible to make her appointment a huge success.
This is completely a different subject than whether or not she "deserves" this appointment, how corrupt or mixed up her family is or was, or whether or not she´s competent.
Everything she does will be meticulously choreographed to emphasize the strong, enduring, trusting, honorable, and respectful relationship between the 2 countries.
Japan is a country of illusions and so Kennedy fits right in.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: Udanja99, 12/15/2013 2:03:28 PM     (No. 9655006)

Because, um, you know, um like I really love sushi!

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Reply 39 - Posted by: birddog, 12/15/2013 2:11:21 PM     (No. 9655017)

56 yo Headline...ALL born to that particular Family are STARS in the starry eyes of the Media, all that awaits is "News" of their latest Role.


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Reply 40 - Posted by: St. Pitbull, 12/15/2013 2:19:20 PM     (No. 9655024)

Hey Burns, is it hard to write from inside of Kennedy´s rectal cavity? At least you´re in their with other tards.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: artman1746, 12/15/2013 2:22:48 PM     (No. 9655033)

This person has absolutely no idea what kind of ambassador she will be but she´s already a "rock star" in deplomacy because she´s a Kennedy. Will the worship of the Kennedy´s by the media ever cease? Do they know what idiots they look like?

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Reply 42 - Posted by: glcinpdx, 12/15/2013 2:31:44 PM     (No. 9655042)

Who needs Ipecac when you have treacle like this in print?

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Reply 43 - Posted by: hoosiergirl71, 12/15/2013 2:39:51 PM     (No. 9655049)

Shouldn´t this have waited until she actually did something...like eat dinner at a head table, toss her hair off her shoulder in a fetching way, or something?

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Reply 44 - Posted by: LouD, 12/15/2013 2:51:43 PM     (No. 9655063)

#37, she will be all right because the Japanese are too polite to laugh in her face. Of course, she will never know what they really think of her.

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Reply 45 - Posted by: Japanorama, 12/15/2013 3:35:36 PM     (No. 9655085)

Who needs to speak Japanese to be an ambassador to Japan.
Who needs to know Japanese history, business, and culture.
As long as your surname is Kennedy, that´s enough.
Must be nice not to have to work to achieve things.

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Reply 46 - Posted by: JoElla Bee, 12/15/2013 3:49:35 PM     (No. 9655102)

"she’s on her way to becoming something of a rock star in the more dignified world of diplomacy"

As we all knew she would be ... . "Icons" are "icons" after all, ya know.

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Reply 47 - Posted by: M2, 12/15/2013 3:50:09 PM     (No. 9655106)

Trying to keep the Camelot myth alive must be exhausting. If this dimwit is being called a "star", it´s over. She cannot even string two sentences together articulately without saying "you know" every third word.

Like the Obamas, the Kennedys cannot seem to understand how totally inept they are.

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Reply 48 - Posted by: BigGeorgeTX, 12/15/2013 4:01:44 PM     (No. 9655120)

I´m convinced that Politico prints press releases from the Kennedy publicists verbatim.

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Reply 49 - Posted by: thatsomewhereplace, 12/15/2013 4:27:21 PM     (No. 9655140)

I hope she got some speech therapy. She has a language problem, inserting "you know" after each word in a sentence.

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Reply 50 - Posted by: reilly, 12/15/2013 4:44:26 PM     (No. 9655159)


As Japan and China square off, it´s good to know we´ve got a Junior League Valley Girl representing the US.


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Reply 51 - Posted by: ketchuplover, 12/15/2013 4:47:32 PM     (No. 9655161)

May God bless and keep the ambassador......... far away from us! (hat tip to Fiddler on the Roof)

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Reply 52 - Posted by: noddy, 12/15/2013 5:01:31 PM     (No. 9655174)

Ambassador Kennedy´s wise handlers in teaching her the necessary Japanese phrases elected to eliminate the Japanese for ´´you know´´.

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Reply 53 - Posted by: al_mac_62, 12/15/2013 6:15:58 PM     (No. 9655252)

She´s The United States´ Ambassador, not Barack Obama´s

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Reply 54 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 12/15/2013 6:53:26 PM     (No. 9655284)

#30, don´t forget RFK´s son Michael, who had an affair with the babysitter which began when she was fourteen.

Is Caroline wearing her hair like Jackie´s? It appears so in this picture.

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Reply 55 - Posted by: Nina584, 12/15/2013 7:26:24 PM     (No. 9655314)

LOL!!!!!

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Reply 56 - Posted by: privateer, 12/15/2013 8:42:49 PM     (No. 9655359)

Thank you 24, for beating me to a spiried defense of Shirley Temple, one of America´s most justifiably beloved favorite daughters! Just because one had a movie career, doesn´t mean one cannot go on to success in public service; does Ronald Reagan ring a bell?

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Reply 57 - Posted by: bobn.t, 12/15/2013 8:47:19 PM     (No. 9655365)

Money and a famous name can buy you an ambassadorship.
No qualifications required.

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Reply 58 - Posted by: jt26, 12/15/2013 8:50:04 PM     (No. 9655372)

The Kennedy teat long ago dried up, the media can frantically suck at it, but it will only yield dust. Nobody cares.

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Reply 59 - Posted by: joew9, 12/15/2013 11:02:36 PM     (No. 9655477)

"Pass the sweet and sour shrimp."
An old SNL skit.
Search for and read the script for Ambassador Training Institute.
It totally spoofs the "skill" of an Ambassador.



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Reply 60 - Posted by: Democracy First, 12/15/2013 11:33:35 PM     (No. 9655500)

Groan!!! Just. Go. Away. AND ST*U.

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WRAL News [Raleigh,NC], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Fiesta del sol- 4/10/2014 6:40:48 AM     Post Reply
After five days of coordinated effort by local, state and federal law enforcement, a Wake Forest man reported missing on Saturday was rescued late Wednesday from his kidnappers. Frank Arthur Janssen, 63, was taken from his home at 1401 Sky Hill Place and was being held in an apartment in Atlanta. In announcing his rescue, the FBI did not detail the motive for or group responsibility for his kidnapping. It was unclear if anyone had been taken into custody in the kidnapping.WRAL News has learned that Janssen´s daughter is an assistant district attorney in Wake County who prosecutes gang and

Look who´s crawling! Little Prince
charming George shows off
new skills at New Zealand
playgroup, his first official engagement
Daily Mail [UK], by Rebecca English    Original Article
Posted By: Fiesta del sol- 4/9/2014 5:56:23 AM     Post Reply
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Former socialite found
guilty of arranging car bomb
that killed her ex husband
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Fiesta del sol- 4/8/2014 4:54:15 PM     Post Reply
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