Remember this Lieberman oldie but goodie from Caroline Kennedy’s new fixer, Josh Isay?
Many seem to think that her support for Obama is all we need to know about her politics. Others, like Ruth Marcus, just feel like they "know" her — and that the place she holds in the fairy tales of their imaginations is sufficient reason to dispense with the small "d" democratic process of public elections.
Not that the personal parallel holds, I’m certain Caroline Kennedy is an otherwise fine person who probably shares more of my own political beliefs than anyone else who is likely to get the job. But people felt like they "knew" OJ, too. The point is, people think they "know" celebrities just because they see them all the time in the media.