No, sorry, that’s not fair. Remember when she had that job with the NYC Department of Education that she, um, never showed up to?
Two interviews today after weeks of silence, both aimed at quelling the comparisons to Palin as a pol afraid to face the press. The AP met her at a diner — she ordered grilled cheese with bacon and a cup o’ joe, we’re told, in case you doubted her proletarian bona fides — and wrung this out of her, which captures the “logic” of her candidacy quite nicely:
“Many people remember that spirit that President Kennedy summoned forth,” she said. “Many people look to me as somebody who embodies that sense of possibility. I’m not saying that I am anything like him, I’m just saying there’s a spirit that I think I’ve grown up with that is something that means a tremendous amount to me.”
Hereditary mystique, in other words. Precisely so. As for her chat with NY1, Ben Smith has the full transcript. My favorite exchange:
Dominic Carter: Might you have any interests higher than the US Senate? I mean, might we see a Caroline Kennedy on the ticket someday?
Caroline Kennedy: (Laughs) Now, well, can we just, you know, get through this, like, you know, right here now? I mean, you know.
I won’t blame you if you don’t have the patience to read the whole thing, but at least skim it to catch the difference in tone between this pattycake session and, say, Charlie Gibson’s session with Palin. Or better yet, watch the highlight reel below and see for yourself which soundbites NY1 thought were killer enough to showcase for its viewers. Palin got a pop quiz on the Bush doctrine and Princess gets questions on what she thinks of J-Lo and what John-John would say if he were here now. Think Dominic Carter was excited to land this interview?
If the Senate seat doesn’t happen, there’s always an ambassadorship. Jonah Goldberg’s already getting in the spirit of things. Click the image to watch.