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Caroline Drops Bid – Knowing Not Picked

From the New York Post:

CAROLINE KENNEDY ENDS SENATE SEAT BID

MAKES DECISION AFTER LEARNING SHE WASN’T GOING TO BE PICKED AS SENATOR

By FREDRIC U. DICKER IN ALBANY and MAGGIE HABERMAN IN NEW YORK
January 21, 2009

Caroline Kennedy tonight withdrew her name from consideration to replace Hillary Clinton in the U.S. Senate after learning that Gov. David Paterson wasn’t going to choose her, The Post has learned.

Kennedy’s decision removes the highest-profile name in the ring to step into Clinton’s now-vacant seat, as she departs after getting confirmed today as President Obama’s Secretary of State.

Sources said the reason Paterson had decided not to tap the daughter of John F. Kennedy was her poor performances in media interviews and in in private sessions with various officials.

Aides to Kennedy couldn’t be reached for comment.

Paterson has said he is not yet sure who he will select, but plans to announce his pick by this weekend – and an announcement is expected either Friday or Saturday.

For the first time on Tuesday, shortly after Obama was inaugurated, Paterson acknowledged publicly that he is considering state Attorney General Andrew Cuomo for the slot.

Cuomo, who has soared in public polls over Kennedy in the past two weeks in popularity for the seat, has not said whether he’s interested in the job, but has not tamped down speculation that he’s making a play for it…

Hilarious.

Of course Andrew Cuomo is an even worse choice.

This article was posted by Steve on Wednesday, January 21st, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

25 Responses to “Caroline Drops Bid – Knowing Not Picked”

  1. Icarus says:

    From The NY Post

    Caroline Kennedy tonight withdrew her name from consideration to replace Hillary Clinton in the U.S. Senate after learning that Gov. David Paterson wasn’t going to choose her, The Post has learned.

    Kennedy’s decision removes the highest-profile name in the ring to step into Clinton’s now-vacant seat, as she departs after getting confirmed today as President Obama’s Secretary of State.

    Sources said the reason Paterson had decided not to tap the daughter of John F. Kennedy was her poor performances in media interviews and in in private sessions with various officials.

    Aides to Kennedy couldn’t be reached for comment

    http://www.nypost.com/seven/01212009/news/politics/caroline_kennedy_ends_senate_seat_bid_151234.htm

    Imagine… The OUTCRY if a black person was removed from contention for public office on the same grounds being employed here to remove Kennedy!!!

    I think you beat me in posting this by just a few seconds…lol
    I had just posted it on newsfortheweek

  2. 1sttofight says:

    MAKES DECISION AFTER LEARNING SHE WASN’T GOING TO BE PICKED AS SENATOR

    Who said that gal ain’t smart?

    LMAO

  3. proreason says:

    If only she were black, such an insult could never have happened.

    They must have held her incompetance against her. Imagine. In this enlightened age!!

    Perhaps Charley Rangle could designate her an official black person, and get the decision reversed.

  4. JohnMG says:

    That’s it!! You won’t have Caroline Kennedy to kick around anymore. Not for at least another 40 years!! (Oh my aching sides.)

  5. JohnMG says:

    Look at the names of the two writers of this story.

    “Let’s let Maggie Haberman”
    “No. No, Frederic U. Dicker.”

    • proreason says:

      hilarious. great catch.

      can the names be real?

      i want to change my handle to fudicker. so many levels of nuance. and it’s legit so if i get kicked off i can sue and become a democrat.

    • JohnMG says:

      Dicker is, for real. I’ve never heard of Haberman, but then, I’d never heard of Obama, either, until 2004. (sigh)

    • Colonel1961 says:

      Classic.

  6. WhySoSerious says:

    You know, I had a feeling this would, you know, happen.

    I’d, you know, type more but I need to finish like, eating, you know.

  7. chestnutt says:

    Aw, Geez, like this is sooo sad…You know, like this should never happen to, you know, like a Kennedy, you know? Wow, like, you know????

  8. Lipstick on a PIAPS says:

    Maybe Elliot Spitzer’s stock just went up?!? ROFLMAO Time for a payback dude!

  9. caligirl9 says:

    She’s got a better chance of getting that senate seat if she quickly relocates to Massachusetts.

    • 1sttofight says:

      And uh uh uh you know like uh uh you know maybe uh uh take you know over uh uh Uncle uh uh Teddy’s you know seat?

      Yep, You got it.

  10. artboyusa says:

    Is this, like, you know, the end of Camelot???

  11. Cincinnatus says:

    The story is floating that she dropped out because of her “concern” for Uncle Ted’s health. Yeah, right.

    But not to worry! The Dems have such a “deep bench” (as Gerry Ferraro would say). People like Andrew Cuomo and Carolyn Maloney. ROFL!!

  12. wardmama4 says:

    I am shocked people – come on – she was a shoe in – the only Kennedy without an addiction or arrest record. What is going on in NY? Just because she can’t speak – for shame – the kool-aid drinkers just elected a POTUS who can’t speak – so what kind of excuse is that?

    Once again the hypocrisy of the Dems is on full display – I guess in 2009 even being a womin isn’t enough – if only she’d been a halfrican womin – that would have been the ticket.

    • JohnMG says:

      …..”the only Kennedy without an addiction or arrest record…..”

      This explains it all. She was missing many of the prerequisites.

    • proreason says:

      the only Kennedy without a “published” addiction or arrest record.

      It’s in the genes.

  13. CGardner says:

    Hillary has to be cackling today.

    It’s no secret that the Clintons were furious with CK after throwing her support to Obama and that Hillary didn’t want “her” Senate seat to go to Caroline.

    I wonder if the Princess was “Arkan-cided.”

    Possible Scenario: A newspaper calls CK to comment on an upcoming scandalous expose. . .an affair? unsavory financial dealings?

  14. proreason says:

    “an affair? unsavory financial dealings?”

    murder, public intoxication, alchoholism, drug addition, spouse abuse, serial adultry, rape, reckless endangerment, fraud, tax evasion, etc.,etc.

    you haven’t really lived until you have been a kennedy

  15. Odie44 says:

    I find it interesting the party of “transparency” has 5 or 6 “reasons”, yet the Princess herself can’t muster up 1 defined one, ala “no comment”

    Inuendo, whispers, reports, etc… yeah you would have made a fine Dem politician.

    IMHO – the fantasy became a reality and someone had her withdraw behind the scenes, noting the mass negativity this mess has caused from Day 1 of the “rumors”.

    While Cuomo and Maloney are front runners, at least according to whispers, naming a black Senator (Carl McCall???) may be the Jan surprise…

    I worked with the McCall campaign in 2002 – and he is actually a pretty decent guy who drove alot of business to the Hudson Valley area, namely when IBM pulled out of a 250,000/sq foot Kingston facility and replaced it with a company/agency that actually grew jobs.

  16. Confucius says:

    Silly girl. Did she not learn anything from the primaries?

    Black is in. Girls are not. Uteri are soooooo 1960’s.

  17. CGardner says:

    Somebody’s out to take Princess Caroline down:

    In a stunning revelation, a source close to Gov. David Paterson insisted this afternoon that the governor “had no intention” of picking Caroline Kennedy for New York’s vacant senate seat – because she was “mired” in an issue over taxes, her nanny and possibly her marriage.

    Kennedy was “mired in some potentially embarrassing personal issues,” the source said, citing tax liabilities and worker compensation liabilities connected to the employment of a nanny.

    The source also said the state of her marriage may have presented a problem as well.

    “She has a tax problem that came up in the vetting and a potential nanny issue,” the soruce said. “And reporters are starting to look at her marriage more closely,” the soruce continued, refusing to provide any specifics.

    Gossip columns have reported for more than a year that Kennedy’s marriage to Ed Schlossberg is essentially over, and the gossip site Gawker.com has reported rumors that she’s been linked to New York Times publisher Arthur Sulzberger.

    Kennedy denied any issue over her marriage in an interview with The Post last month. Aides to Kennedy and a Times spokesperson couldn’t immediately be reached.

    http://www.nypost.com/seven/01222009/news/politics/carolines_kaput_151351.htm

    • proreason says:

      rofl.

      The fingerprints of the hit look like some well-known dems we could all name.

      Somehow, I can’t see the loonie libs of ObamyNation pooping on the fairy Princess.

      So it must be the Hildabeast, spraying revenge from her bunker. She nails the princess and tweaks the Messiah with a single shot.

      I wonder how many food tasters Obamy will hire now.

  18. CGardner says:

    Update: The Post has already pulled the paragraph linking the Princess to “Pinch” Sulzberger of the NYT. And, of course, the NYT never mentions anything about marital problems in their reporting of the situation.

    http://www.nypost.com/seven/01222009/news/politics/carolines_kaput_151351.htm?&page=1


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