5 comments on “Not Far From the Tree

  1. Hi Megan,

    Obama plans to announce Arne Duncan as the SoE. Outside of Emmanuel for Chief of Staff, Duncan is Obama’s strangest pick yet.

  2. I feel you on this one, Andre. Caroline Kennedy is a wonderful person, yes. But so are my neighbors. That doesn’t mean they should be in the Senate. If she wasn’t named Kennedy and had a father who worked a hotdog stand in Brooklyn, would she even be in the conversation right now?

    No more monarchies!

  3. Andre, has it ever occured to you that sometimes legacy may actually work against the person? How many people would say “I’m sick of seeing people from So and so’s family getting elected”?

    While everyone’s focused on the benefits that come with legacy, nobody’s talking about the disadvantages.

  4. Honestly, I’m not opposed to a person from a prominent family serving in office if they have the necessary qualifications and the drive. A person should not automatically get the nod because of their family. But at the same time, like Kenya suggested, they shouldn’t be penalized because of who their family is either.

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