Friday, December 05, 2008

Muhlenberg County man leaves $50 Million

Rounding up the news and here's the big one: Felix E. Martin, Jr. left $50 million for Muhlenberg County, where Paradise lay. Great, now that John Prine song is stuck in my head but with good reason. At one time or another, there were Jews in Muhlenberg County.
Felix E. Martin Jr., who died in November 2007 at age 80, designated most of his wealth go toward the creation of a "charitable foundation or a charitable trust for the benefit of the education, civic and cultural needs of the residents of Muhlenberg, Kentucky."
Caroline Kennedy is waying a senatorial appointment. Personally, I'd rather see Robert Kennedy, Jr. in the Senate. But she is Jack's only living descendant and would make a great Senator.
Another Senator Kennedy? The crazy speculation about Hillary Clinton's Senate seat may not be so crazy after all. A Democrat who would know tells ABC News that New York governor David Paterson has talked to Caroline Kennedy about taking the seat, which was once held by her uncle, Robert F. Kennedy. It’s not exactly shocking that Paterson would reach out to one of the most highly respected public figures in New York, but this is: Sources say Kennedy is considering it, and has not ruled out coming to Washington to replace Hillary Clinton in the Senate.

A few years ago, the famously private Caroline Kennedy would be the last Kennedy expected to serve in Congress, but of course, she took on a much more high-profile role during the presidential campaign and, if she does it, would be more than New York’s junior Senator; she’d have closer ties to the Obama White House than any of her colleagues, a direct line to the East Wing.

When Robert Kennedy, Jr. took himself out of the running for the seat earlier this week, he told Jonathan Hicks of the New York Times, “Caroline Kennedy would be the perfect choice if she would agree to it.” And one more thing: We hear that President-elect Obama has made it clear that he thinks Caroline Kennedy would be a great choice.
To the members of the High Court, please don't make yourselves look like douchebags.

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