Friday, December 19, 2008

Caroline Kennedy Skipped Voting In Many Elections

The woman who believes she is entitled to succeed Hillary Clinton as New York's next U.S. Senator for no other reason than she's a Kennedy did not bother to vote in about half of the elections held in New York over the past two decades. The Daily News describes her sporadic voting record:

City Board of Elections records show Kennedy has failed to vote in many elections since she registered in the city in 1988 - including votes for the Senate seat she hopes to fill and numerous Democratic faceoffs for mayor . . .

Records show Kennedy did not pull the lever for any of her fellow Democrats in city primary races for mayor in 1989, 1993 and 1997 and 2005, which Republicans went on to win three out of four times in the general election.

She was also AWOL for the primary and general elections in 1994, when Sen. Daniel Moynihan was running for reelection to the seat Kennedy hopes to hold . . .

Records show she also took a pass on the 2002 gubernatorial primary as well as the general election, when Democrat Carl McCall took on incumbent Republican George Pataki.

Aides Thursday said that prior to 1988, Kennedy was registered in Massachusetts while a student at Harvard University. She later switched her voting address to her mother's old apartment on Fifth Ave., but apparently fell off the rolls completely sometime in the 1980s.

When she went to reregister in 1988 at her new Park Ave. home, she filled in "1984?", when asked the year she had last registered.

How low the bar is when you're a Kennedy. And since when did she stop going by her married name, "Schlossberg"?

6 comments:

varangianguard said...

According to a Time® interview and an appearance on Larry King, I believe she kept her name when she married, Caroline Bouvier Kennedy.

Roberto said...

Can we expect the same vitriolic MSM and liberal attacks on Mrs Kennedy-Schlossberg's total lack of experience as were visited on Governor Palin? Just asking.

Advance Indiana said...

varangianguard, If you check coverage of her over the years, you will find most references to her by her married name. When she was sued by the condo owners association in New York, she was sued by the name "Schlossberg". As an author, she's been identified as Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg.

IndyPaul said...

vaangianguard is correct. She did keep her name when she married. News accounts have nontheless incorrectly identified her as Caroline Kennedy Schlossburg. A search of Amazon reveals that she authored her books as Caroline Kennedy.

Advance Indiana said...

I will go by my own account. I've followed the Kennedys throughout my adult life. I remember when Caroline got married. I've read countless news articles and seen her appear on countless talk shows. She was always mentioned as Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg. That is a fact. You can google her name and you will find countless news articles calling her by the same name. They didn't all have it wrong. That is her name and that is what she has gone by since she was married.

jbargeusa said...

How unfair is that?!
"That's what the media calls you and so that's your name, and by the way I don't trust the media!" It borders on silly.
By the way, a primary is a party event to chose the nominee for the general election and it is fine not to vote in it if you don't have an opinion whom they choose.
It isn't on the same level of not voting in the general, which is bad for a professional politician.