J. Lo For Senate?

Does Jennifer Lopez have a shot of taking over Hillary Clinton's seat in NY Senate? Representative Gary Ackerman of Queens seems to think so. When asked his opinion about the possibility that Caroline Kennedy could be named to replace Senator Clinton, the 25 year veteran of Congress declared, "I don't know what Caroline Kennedy's qualifications are, except that she has name recognition, but so does J. Lo." Ackerman continued, "I wouldn't make J. Lo the senator unless she proved she had great qualifications, but we haven't seen them yet."

Hmm, we beg to differ Rep. Ackerman. La Lopez has a long list of qualifications that seem to make her a shoe-in for the senate seat. We don't know that many women who can have twins, just a few short months later participate in a triathlon in LA, and plan and attend a surprise party for their husband in NYC the SAME NIGHT. That demonstrates some impressive multi-tasking skills. J. Lo is also, compared to most politicians these days, relatively scandal free. Appointing Lopez to a senate seat could even help smooth over tensions with some people who are angry over the lack of Latinos being appointed to cabinet positions in Obama's new administration!

In conclusion, we are in total support of Jennifer Lopez taking on a political appointment. J. LO FOR SENATE!

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Mariela Rosario,

I'm a raging opinionista and I love to share my ramblings on everything from pop culture to food to stuff that makes me laugh & cry! I've worked in all types of media (TV, film, print) and was previously the online editor at Latina magazine before joining Mamás Latinas. On most nights you can find me working my way through my library of cookbooks or playing with my puppy Lola (my only child so far). I have a wonderful hubby who shares my passion for any and all kinds of travel. Together, we've formed a semi-professional wine drinking team.

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