There are so many out in MSM-land, it's hard to pick just a few.
But here are links to and brief comments about four very recent articles I found interesting for reasons serious and/or frivolous.
Arthur Sulzberger’s NY Times provides a touching 1958 picture of then Sen. John Kennedy and his baby daughter Caroline in a bassinet looking lovingly at each other. It's followed by the headline and story: “A Fumbled Handoff of the Torch “
As the picture and headline suggest, the story plays on Camelot memories and fails to seriously examine the implosion of Kennedy's bid to be named New York's next U. S. Senator.
The AP's running a number of Kennedy stories offering differing explanations for Kennedy's failed bid including: "Schumer the unseen hand in NY Senate choice"
This is a story political junkies will love. Senator Schumer will too, since: a) he loves media attention focused on his importance; and b) this story makes him seem a “kingmaker.” ( I really should have said “queenmaker,” but all of you except the trolls will forgive me, I think)
Politico offers "Analyzing Caroline"
Politco's Ben Smith links to a New Yorker Kennedy profile he says is outstanding. I’ve not yet read it.
Smith's story includes New Yorker profile quotes from Kennedy supporter Laurence O’Donnell zinging Gov. Paterson.
And then there's the NY Times’ Maureen Dowd’s column: “Which Governor Is Wackier?”
If you know Dowd, you know right away the two Governors she’s talking about are Blago and Paterson.
Blago because even Maureen Dowd's smart enough to know he's wacky.
And Paterson because Dowd worships at the Court of Camelot’s Kings and Queens, Lords and Ladies.
Whatever – you know – the rest of us might think, Dowd really believes if Paterson had just appointed Caroline:
"Then the Democrats would have had another Kennedy in the Senate representing New York — Bobby’s niece and a smart, policy-oriented, civic-minded woman to whom the president feels deeply indebted in an era when every state has its hand out."Ah, the magic glow Camelot still casts on some.
I’ll post again late Sunday afternoon on the Kennedy story at which time I'll more fully thank than here now those of you who’ve commented or given me heads ups on the story since it began playing out in mid-December .
Look for the post by 5 PM ET.