Hillary Clinton has asked her supporters to stop trashing Caroline Kennedy. Perhaps that is because she had been roasted over the same media and internet fire that was scorching Caroline, and that seems to burn constantly, waiting for the next woman to get out of line.
I am appalled at some of the people in line to throw wood on that fire. Many are PUMAs who decried the harsh treatment Senator Clinton received. But they see no problem now with doing the same thing to Caroline Kennedy.
Women in politics need to be encouraged and their numbers need to grow. It is very basic.
While it would be nice to think we are in a place where we can pick and choose, that is not where we are. Women make up the majority of the population but there makeup of Congress is only 16% female. That is a HUGE discrepancy. Women, stop standing in the way of your sisters. Clear the path for them instead. When we get PROPER NUMERICAL REPRESENTATION, then we can look more closely at merit. I'd love to be choosing between two women, as is the case for men wanting political appointments.
But that is not where we are. We need to get equality first. As a New Yorker, I am game to give Caroline a chance. I was game to give Hillary a chance and she proved to be the best senator we've ever had.