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December 20, 2008 at 4:00 PM

Potential Senate candidate, Caroline Kennedy

Let her run

As a conservative, my opinions have always been right of center, until now. I don’t understand the uproar from Fox News to The Seattle Times condemning the potential candidacy of Caroline Kennedy for the U.S. Senate [“A Kennedy Sans Resume,” editorial, Dec. 18]. She has the bloodline without the scandals and DUI’s in her wake. She has the look and the name with perhaps her mother’s class — a good combination.

What did Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton have going for her that qualified her for the Senate? How about our own Sen. Patty Murray, who campaigned as a, “Mom in tennis shoes.” Murray was a former schoolteacher — not necessarily the stuff good senators are made of, as has been proven by her performance.

One would think that Kennedy was trying to run for president the way she’s being pilloried. If she stands on precedent she will have to wait until she’s been in office at least 143 days. In the meantime, I say let her run, and good luck to her.

— Denny Andrews, Bellevue

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