Let us mince no words:  the idea that Caroline Kennedy might be nominated to the Senate is embarassing.  I come from a state that has given its fair share of bad ideas to the world.  Punitive drug laws.  Pennies ground into a medal with the Empire State Building on it.  Rudy Giuliani for President.  But this goes beyond that into a zone previously occupied only by the inventors of Pepsi Clear.  We fought a whole war and everything to get away from political dynasties.  Why are so many brain dead boomers avid to reinstall the talentless byblows of their bygone youth?

Cranky Professor has some answers.  They are good answers.  But they are not satisfying.