Wednesday 18 October 2017

US Diary: Kennedy clan 'tsunami' on way to Washington

DON'T count the Kennedy family out of politics. According to RFK Jr a fresh crop of candidates is waiting in the wings. "Know what?" Robert Kennedy Jr told a reporter lamenting how this is the first time in 65 years there's no Kennedy in office, "there's 85 cousins in the fourth generation. About half of them say they're going to go into politics. So I think that there's, like, a tsunami coming."

RFK Jr, who made the comments destined to delight the Democratic party during the Riverkeeper Fishermen's benefit last Wednesday night (when guests such as Donna Karan, John McEnroe, Candace Bushnell, Ed Norton and Rufus Wainwright gathered at Chelsea Piers in New York to honour Bill Clinton, Sting and Trudy Styler), revealed his own considerable diplomatic skills when asked what he thought about the controversial TV mini-series which portrays the K-clan in a less than favourable light. "You know, I heard that there were, like, problems with it," he said. "But I never saw it."

Asked about Donald Trump's possible presidential run, RFK Jr paused before replying: "I think the Republicans should decide about that."

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