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Pol: J. Lo Just as Good as JFK's Kid for Senate

12/11/2008 5:39 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

A New York pol has had the gall to suggest Jennifer Lopez is just as qualified as Caroline Kennedy to serve in the US Senate.

Queens Rep. Gary Ackerman told WOR radio yesterday, "I wouldn't make J. Lo the senator unless she proved she had great qualifications, but we haven't seen them yet." Gov. David Paterson has reportedly contacted Kennedy about taking over Hillary Clinton's Senate seat.

Kennedy has been the director of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund and the Commission on Presidential Debates, among other things.

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who cares    

Oh really? and to think that those damm liberals were so adamant about Sarah Palin for her lack of experience...what will come next? Madonna as the head of the Dept of Education so she can implement her sexual behavior and inclinations to all the kids in America? or maybe Oprah as the head of Religious issues so she can implement her cult...?

1956 days ago
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who cares    

Just ask the men in her life for her REAL qualifications....they should know

1956 days ago
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ozzman    

j.lo = jackass...

1956 days ago
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poopsi    

J-LO QUAULIFICATIONS DONT FIT HER REMUME TO BECOME A POLITICIAN, SHE BARELY CAN ACT LET ALONE SING SO J-LO NEEDS TO STICK TO WHAT SHE KNOWS NOTHING BUT DANCING AND BED HOPPING

1956 days ago
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Kayan Phoenix    

OMG JLo as a US Senator .. God NO!!!!

1956 days ago
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h20    

Why would anyone think J-Blow could handle politics? She can't even handle her own life. And she is nowhere near Caroline Kennedy's league. I am freaked out this is even being discussed. Hasn't it occurred to anyone that we are giving ACTORS public offices? You know, people who are paid to portray someone that they are not. I have never seen her express any interest in anything that doesn't revolve around her, so why would she think she could handle the interests of the people of New York?

1956 days ago
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poppy    

JLO SHOULD DO WELL IN POLITICS. ISN'T POLITICS ALL ABOUT THE "LIP SERVICE"? AND ISN'T THAT ALL SHE'S
GOOD AT!!!!!???? S K A N K !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1956 days ago
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Mrs. Pine    

It's so heartwarming that Caroline is the last living member of the JFK family, and it was nice of her to speak up for Obama after being in the background all these years, but seriously, no one in their right mind believes she is qualified to be a Senator. Even David Patterson can see that!

As for you Sarah Palin defenders, don't crow, I guarantee that Caroline won't be picked- it's all talk and media hype. The difference is that the dumbass Republicans actually went and NOMINATED that dizzy beotch for Vice President.

1955 days ago
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Annie    

J-Lo is NOT qualified to be Senator, Caroline Kennedy on the other hand, has lived politics since birth, she is an attorney and has many credentials for fund raising, political activites and multipal other qualifications.........Not just because she is JFK's oldest born..........Jlo on the other hand not only doesn't have the education or intelligence, she is a two-bit actress and I use the word actress loosely here, she doesn't sing all that well and the most she is well known for is her "booty" hello, let's all get real here, this world is in enough trouble without this nonsense

1955 days ago
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Ugh    

She can barely speak english correctly. She's such a douche.

1955 days ago
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ladyli1    

If the article is read correctly, the pol said "I WOULDN'T make J.Lo the senator unless she PROVED that she had great qualifications, but we HAVEN'T seen them yet." He's saying she WOULD NOT make it as a senator! TMZ, stop trying to make trouble were there is none.

1955 days ago
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jrad247    

ACKERMAN SHOULD HAVE CALLED HER A "MAVERICK" [insert gunshot sound here]

1955 days ago
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oprah    

10. J-Lo is NOT qualified to be Senator, Caroline Kennedy on the other hand, has lived politics since birth, she is an attorney and has many credentials for fund raising, political activites and multipal other qualifications.........Not just because she is JFK's oldest born..........Jlo on the other hand not only doesn't have the education or intelligence, she is a two-bit actress and I use the word actress loosely here, she doesn't sing all that well and the most she is well known for is her "booty" hello, let's all get real here, this world is in enough trouble without this nonsense

Posted at 12:04PM on Dec 11th 2008 by ann

you are absolutely right Ann! her qualifications sure qualify her for that position just like Obama...college degree, community organizer, and other unknown multiple qualifications.................................all of the sudden, I feel so safe being in this country

1955 days ago
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Get over yourselves!!!    

Ummm... the word is poll ...that's P O L L!!

1955 days ago
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lynn    

She is not qualified. She should wait and get Teddy's seat. To think that you deserve a job because of your last name is crazy. If she were interested she should have had to RUN for the job and really see whar she knows or not. She wants to be nominated or put into the position instead of earning it. The Kennedy's need to get over themselves.

1955 days ago
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