RWDSU President Stuart Applebaum is the latest member of the New York political establishment to throw cold
He lamented her lack of experience in office and said she was a "blank slate" on New York issues.
But if that sounds familiar, it's may be because inexperience, like Kennedys in the Senate, is something of a tradition here.
Political consultant Joe Mercurio emailed me to say, "One of the important things to remember about this [U.S.] Senate seat is that several of its recent occupants: Kennedy, Buckley, Moynihan and Clinton to name a few, did not hold elective office before the Senate."
UPDATE: Appelbaum emails a response:
But Azi, Kennedy, Buckley, Moynihan and Clinton had been speaking out on public issues for years before running for office – and their views were well known. You wouldn’t have called any of them a blank slate. The issue isn’t about holding elective office – that is a strawman, but being engaged consistently in the public debate.