To eliminate any possible confusion, this is pornstache Roger Simon, not
pimp-hat saintly Pajamas media founder Roger Simon. He has a recent article comparing Roland Burris with Caroline Kennedy:
How come Roland Burris has had such an easy time getting to the U.S. Senate while Caroline Kennedy has had such a hard time?
Could it be that the race card trumps the gender card in U.S. politics?
Or could it be that being appointed to the Senate makes it easier to get seated than not being appointed? It goes downhill from there:
But one thing has always struck me about the Kennedy family: The women don’t get in trouble, but they also don’t get elected to higher office.
He goes on to bring up Kathleen Townsend Kennedy as an example of a Kennedy who was not elected to higher office, even though she was Lieutenant Governor of Maryland. Now, according to Wiki, within her generation, two Kennedies have served in Congress (Joe and Patches) and another in the Maryland State Senate (Mark), so Kathleen held the highest office of any of her generation of Kennedies (of course, in previous generations, there were almost no women of any kind in politics).
And then there’s this:
A better comparison for Palin to make would have been the patty-cake treatment Roland Burris has gotten from the press.
What planet is he living on? On this planet Burris was (rightly) savaged by the press.