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NYP: Caroline Never Really Had A Chance

From the inimitable New York Post:

KENNEDY NEVER HAD A CHANCE: SOURCE

By MAGGIE HABERMAN IN NY and FREDRIC U. DICKER IN ALBANY

January 22, 2009 — 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 source said. "And reporters are starting to look at her marriage more closely," the source continued, refusing to provide any specifics…

While she cited "personal reasons," which some said was about the Massachusetts senator, others said she made her move after it became clear Paterson likely wasn’t going to pick her.

Several sources said the governor, who has sole power to replace Clinton, was unimpressed with how the daughter of John F. Kennedy handled media interviews and private sessions with various officials.

Three sources said Paterson had conveyed to Kennedy on Tuesday that she wasn’t likely to get picked…

But isn’t she a Kennedy?

How does any of this matter?

We’re confused.

This article was posted by Steve on Friday, January 23rd, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

8 Responses to “NYP: Caroline Never Really Had A Chance”

  1. proreason says:

    Score 1 for the Hildabeast. Obamy needs to beef-up his bodyguards and food tasters.

    And look at the princess’s face. For a gazillionaire who has led a life of ease without a worry to her name, she looks 70+. Why might that be? Certainly, a good liberal and mommy like herself would never have indulged in tobacco, alchohol or drugs.

    • gipper says:

      She has her father’s looks. I mean LITERALLY her father’s looks. JFK with long hair and chiseled face. To quote Austin Powers, “She’s a man, baby.”

    • JohnMG says:

      I’ve got a pair of jungle boots I brought home fron ‘Nam in ’69. Even they aren’t that wrinkled.

    • GuppyNblue says:

      I love my jungle boots (though I didn’t get them in ‘Nam) and still wear them occasionally.

      There are probably millions of Americans with more character and understanding than any Kennedy. But we don’t elect people based on that antiquated nonsense anymore.
      One of the finest souls I know is the daughter of an Air Force Lt. Col. John E. Kennedy, who was a valuable planner in the Son Tay raid in N. Veitnam. There was a Kennedy (no relation to the blue-bloods) with real, genuine character.

  2. caligirl9 says:

    Those are some serious scowl lines there … there is a 365 day age difference between Caroline and I, and I sure don’t look as old as she does. Too much outdoor time at Hyannis Port or at the Florida compound? No way she’d have done bad things to make her skin age so horribly! *sarcasm*

    At least the “nanny” issue doesn’t appear to be due to immigration issues. But not having worker’s compensation on an employee is really no laughing matter… unless the princess decided to be self-insured and pay whatever medical costs the nanny incurred as part of her job.

    You know, if Caroline’s personal reasons included worry about her uncle’s health, there is nothing wrong with that. Of course Uncle Ted’s camp is denying that his health is worsening…

    • dulcimergrl says:

      caligirl, that was the first thing I thought when I saw her pic. Holy moley, she looks old! I think she’s younger than me, and I KNOW I don’t look that wrinkly and scowly. I guess using sunscreen every day really does make a difference!

  3. CGardner says:

    Sorry to disagree with the article, but it’s pretty clear that Caroline Kennedy was Paterson’s choice.

    Take a look at all the pro-Kennedy media chatter–“How could Paterson insult the Kennedys?” “How could Paterson insult Obama?”

    Well, if I were Paterson and had chosen another candidate, I’d have praised God that the Princess pulled out of her own volition. I WOULD NOT ask her to take another 24 hours to reconsider, only to dump her on the sidewalk the next evening.

    Hey! But that’s just me.

  4. curvyred says:

    Um, you know, like, that is, you know, like, so very sad, you know?


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