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By Lucky Gold, CNN
Imagine a world where an American princess grew up to become America’s newest ambassador.
Among all the images of the Kennedy Presidency, perhaps the most enduring and endearing are of a father.
Before he became the leader of the free world, JFK played peek-a-boo with Caroline, his new born baby girl.
Two years later, he occupied the Oval Office with his finger on the nuclear trigger – and yet he still made time each day for his growing daughter and her little brother John.
By now, they were America’s children too.
Caroline was old enough to share each precious moment with her father, when no-one could foresee such a tragedy to come.
Standing with her mother and brother – bravely saluting – they watched the funeral cortege and the rider-less horse go by.
But Caroline’s life didn't end on that cold November day. She went on to college, to law school, to raise a family of her own.
And she became one of Barack Obama's most important advocates in his run for the white house, bestowing the Kennedy mystique on a relatively unknown black senator from Illinois.
And now, in her father's famous words, the torch has been passed.
On Tuesday, Caroline Kennedy assumed her duties as America’s ambassador to japan.
Riding through the streets of Tokyo in the traditional carriage – fit for the queen of England – the Queen of Camelot waved to cheering crowds, many of them too young to remember her father.
And many who had come because they did remember.
what happened jfk junior,never heard of it
John John kennedy died in a plane crash a few years ago with his wife and sister-in-law, age thirty something, another tragedy
In 1999 he thought he'd fly in to a cousin's wedding but he, his wife and sister in law perished in the crash. It really sounded awful. Just thought I'd add.
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what really made JFK a legend? his leadership. his speeches or his death?
I believe all three attributes. I would have added the charm him and his wife brought to the White House.
JFK is a charismatic leader. I would say his charisma together with his intellect and world war near death experience made him a legend.
Here's a napkin Lucky (you're drooling).
What? No discussion about "white privilege" this time?
Where's the discussion about "social justice". Shouldn't this woman give up all her money to members of our black community to pay them back for years of discrimination committed by her race?
She has no qualifications to become ambassador.
please spare us any more adulation of a woman who has done absolutely nothing,, except ride the coat tails of her family
and to you FRAN
don't forget to mourn for Mary JO kapeckni, who died at the hands of her drunken uncle TED, left the woman TO DROWN in a river while he slept off his drunkeness in a hotel,, have you thought to mourn for them!!! or the girl the skakel bum beat up with a golf club,,, another FINE LEGACY OF THE KENNEDYS,,
those two people were true tragedies because NO ONE has paid a price of justice for either,,,
you politic worshippers make me sick
"John John kennedy died in a plane crash a few years ago with his wife and sister-in-law, age thirty something, another tragedy"
hey amnondor,, the woman was not a princess,,, thats a term you have put on her,, you people make me sick,, she happens to be the brother niece of a murderer,, UNCLE TED,, and a cousin, MURDERER micheal skakel,,, please tell the whole story about this family of thugs
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