From January 11, 2009, that's "Princess Brat's Big Plan." Princess Brat was Caroline Kennedy. An e-mail asked about the princess brat series. Why?
I can't speak for everyone -- there was a huge backlash to CK and I'd say she earned it.
But for me, her whoring for Barack Obama was pathetic and disgusting. It reminded me of that crappy piece she wrote for Newsweek in the 90s saying Bill Clinton should be impeached.
And it was like, "Dumb idiot, do you not get that your father cheated on your mother? Do you not get that he slept around with everyone? Or is this part of get back at Daddy?"
I had no idea but I remember hating her in the 90s for that.
Then came her attacks on Hillary and pretending that she was about fairness when she and Ted worked out their attacks on the Clintons.
And once she did that, a lot of people -- like Elaine and C.I. -- didn't feel like protecting her anymore and made a point to start talking about how she really treated her rich step-sister, how she lied to get into Elvis' funeral -- pretending she wanted to pay her respects and was a fan -- and they let her in because she was JFK's daughter only to learn shortly afterward that she was actually doing a report on the funeral for Rolling Stone.
Can you imagine what her mother would have done to someone who did something similar?
So Caroline was seeing the bloom taken off her rose and Elaine and C.I. were also closing doors socially on Caroline. So between that and the talk about her affairs with the NYT guy (she is married, after all), it became her opinion that she was better off with the illustion people had of her than she was pursuing the position.
And people didn't think she deserved it. She thought she could rush ahead of everyone and grab a Senate seat. She was an idiot. And she certainly didn't deserve Hillary's seat. So that's that.
She was a brat. She revealed that she was spoiled and that she was trash. Because she thought she had a right to be in Congress just because she was a Kennedy.
Here's "Iraq snapshot:"
If the White House does do that, it's not surprising. But possibly they could answer at what point they intend to allow democracy to take place? It wasn't when the Iraqi people voted. They made clear Nouri was not their first choice. But the White House didn't give a damn about who the Iraqis wanted as their leader. Iraqis risked a great deal to vote. And voting wasn't just going to their precent. Voting, in Baghdad, meant traveling to a second or a third or a fourth polling place. And this while checkpoints and bans are in place. It was very difficult for them to vote. But they voted. And the US refused to honor that vote. The US insisted that Nouri must remain prime minister.
Patrick Markey and Suadad al-Salhy (Reuters) observe:
Ask Iraq's Sunni, Kurdish and even some Shiite leaders these days what they think of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, and the rhetoric is likely to be shrill: Many call him a dictator, autocrat or even a new "Saddam" who needs to be voted from office.
For the second time since American troops left last December, Maliki is wading through a crisis with the Shiite, Sunni and Kurdish blocs in his government at each others throats in a feud that risks spilling from politics into sectarian violence.
Al Mada reports that the Sadr bloc says they are still supporting the no-confidence vote and standing with Iraqiya and the Kurdistan Alliance. They call for reforms and say -- noting Nouri's history -- that they don't rule out last minute surprises popping up. I'm having computer issues on this end, sorry for the long delay. We'll cover Othman and no-confidence vote in the snapshot and just get this up before I have to reboot again.
In other news of violence, a spokesperson of the Ministry of Justice announces to Alsumaria that Abed Hamid Hmoud was hanged today. Hmoud was the former secretary of Saddam Hussein. AP adds, "As Saddam's presidential secretary, Hmoud controlled access to the Iraqi president and was one of the few people he is said to have trusted completely, U.S. officials said in 2003." No one will speak of the crimes or the trial on the record. But though it appears he was not accused of killing anyone himself, he was put to death for "persecution" of others.