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Dynastic Politics Lives in New York

One of the silver linings of this presidential election was that it broke the Bush-Clinton lock on the White House (though granted, you’d hardly know it by Barack Obama’s appointments). Now, with his wife set to become Secretary of State, CNN is reporting that Bill Clinton is being considered for her soon to be vacated Senate seat, to be chosen by NY Gov. David Patterson. The story goes on:

Paterson has a strong bench to choose from. There are a number of contenders, including at least eight members of New York’s delegation in the House of Representatives, New York State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo, Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown, Bronx Borough President Adolfo Carrion, Nassau County Executive Thomas Suozzi, Caroline Kennedy, and her cousin, Robert Kennedy Jr.

So, to review, among those on this “strong bench,” you have: Bill Clinton, who we can only assume would merely be keeping the seat warm until it’s Chelsea’s turn to takeover the family Senate post; RFK Jr. and Caroline, who would be reclaiming their father/uncle’s seat for the Kennedy clan; and Andrew Cuomo, whose father did so much damage to New York state that it even elected Republican George Pataki for three terms. It’s a good thing we broke with the British.

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