Kennedy Catches a Break from Local Papers
In the Post, Mayor Bloomberg is allowed yet again to come to Kennedy's defense, this time on the grounds of her speech patterns, which are vernacular. Bloomberg says he himself had trouble with speaking in public until years of practice made him into the rhetorical dynamo he is today. Bloomberg also adds his customary Olympian perspective, saying that "Caroline Kennedy isn't just your average person, so people may be a little more critical" than they would be if she were just common gutter trash like Nydia Velazquez. But perhaps the Mayor is aware that he's been laying it on a little thick; the Daily News reports he's "reigning in" advisor Kevin Sheekey, who has been aggressively promoting Kennedy on the Mayor's behalf.
(Update: Sheekey, through a third party, tells the Observer "he's not doing any more or less for her than when her name first surfaced," which is like saying, "I'm no more employed by this employer than when I first went to work for them."