amNewYork letters to the editor
Guvs trip to Iraq a waste of taxpayers money
Can you please explain to me, why Gov. David Paterson had to visit Iraq? Did he fly commercial? What class, and who paid for the trip? He could have saved tax money to help some needy families.
Harry L. Koundakjian, Manhattan
Being a Kennedy is not a qualification
Re Kennedy Palin-ized, Dec. 22: My applause goes to Rep. Gary Ackerman for stating the obvious: Caroline Kennedy is like Sarah Palin in that she is being isolated from the press. Why? She is not qualified for the position. I am also tired of the comparison between her and Hillary. But Hillary was chosen by the people. She put her qualifications on the table and the people decided. Now we have an unelected governor considering someone who is hiding from the public she wants to represent. Please pick someone who is qualified. Being a Kennedy is not a qualification.
Rodrigo Pocius, Brooklyn
Caroline shouldnt be New York senator
Seeing Caroline Kennedy have lunch with Al Sharpton on Friday is enough for me to say she is not who I want representing me that and her lack of experience and her uncle being Ted Kennedy. Then you have cousin Robert Kennedy, Jr., who thinks Chavez is our good oil-producing friend in Venezuela. When a senator has to be replaced next November, the people should vote. The appointment should only finish the current election year!
Bernie McGrath, Holbrook