Charles Barron Isn’t Particularly Interested in Kennedy’s Qualifications

After Caroline Kennedy’s unsteady debut, I wondered how much it would help to remind some people that the incoming president had once referred to her as “one of my dearest friends.”

“A good friend of Barack Obama’s means what?” asked Charles Barron, chatting with me before he held a rally on the City Hall steps denouncing Israel’s use of force against Hamas.

Barron said Paterson should pick an African-American or native American since none of them are represented in the United States Senate and they are “the two most oppressed groups in this city, this country.”

He went on to say, “Whether she’s qualified or not is irrelevant” and asked, “Why are we talking about Caroline Kennedy when we don’t have any blacks in the Senate?

Charles Barron Isn’t Particularly Interested in Kennedy’s Qualifications