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Rockholm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 06:06 PM
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Caroline Out of Consideration...Per MSNBC
Edited on Wed Jan-21-09 06:08 PM by Rockholm
Source: CNN

On Edit...Per MSNBC...

No link yet.



Wow.
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Kurt_and_Hunter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 06:09 PM
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1. If true, thank goodness for that.
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Cash_thatswhatiwant Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 06:09 PM
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2. WOW! uh...why?
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alsame Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 06:10 PM
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3. I wish Paterson would just annouce his choice already. I'd like
to know who my new Senator is, this has dragged on long enough.
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Rockholm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 06:14 PM
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5. I know! Why is he dragging this out?
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Freddie Stubbs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 06:22 PM
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13. There was no vacancy until today
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alsame Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 06:44 PM
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21. I know, but it feels like this drama about the seat has been
going on for so long. There's been enough time for him to make his choice and he should have been ready to announce as soon as Hillary was confirmed.
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Thrill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 06:11 PM
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4. I like Paterson. But he really needs to shit or get off the pot
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Freddie Stubbs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 06:49 PM
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22. It is a good thing that he did not appoint Kennedy earlier if she does not want the position
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NYC_SKP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 06:16 PM
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6. Also on NYT homepage, front page.
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 06:21 PM
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11. Thanks..
Caroline is such a little sweetheart.
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saracat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 07:40 PM
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33. I don't believe this is about uncle Ted. He has his own family . Two sons
and a daughter, including one son currently in Congress. He also has a lovely wife and many other nieces and nephews, many involved in public service and not expected to give up their jobs.

I think this is about her low poll numbers and the majority of NYers indicating they prefer Cuomo as well as the women's groups backing Mahoney.

I think she wanted to spare both Paterson and herself the discomfort of his not nominating her.
I never really thought she actually wanted the job and was either running to please Teddy or for other reasons and I think she decided it wasn't worth it. JMHO.
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maddezmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 06:16 PM
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7. link here:
sorry the only link so far is from the NYPost
http://www.nypost.com/seven/01212009/news/politics/caro...

Caroline Kennedy has told Gov. David Paterson that she is withdrawing her name from consideration to replace outgoing Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton in the U.S. Senate, The Post has learned.

Kennedy cited "personal reasons," according to sources.

Her stunning move comes as sources revealed that Paterson had intended to appoint her to the now-vacant seat today.

The 51-year-old Camelot daughter's decision removes the highest-profile name in the ring to step into Clinton's seat, as she departs after getting confirmed as President Obama's Secretary of State today.

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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 06:22 PM
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14. That says Paterson was going
to appoint her.
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Baby Snooks Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 06:34 PM
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19. There was a look on her face yesterday...
Edited on Wed Jan-21-09 06:34 PM by Baby Snooks
I had noticed a look on her face yesterday. A sadness. Others noticed it as well. An out of place sadness.

Perhaps she realized you cannot go from a private life to a public life and retain the private life. Which obviously she thought you could.

We all have our places in life. That was really the problem with Princess Diana. She was raised an aristocrat and had become a commoner and couldn't possibly have gone back to being an aristocrat.

The "people's princess" sounded nice but in reality she had become one of the people and couldn't possibly become a princess.

In a way, Caroline is a princess and couldn't possibly become one of the people. Which she was trying to do.
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Blasphemer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 07:40 PM
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32. Interesting take
I don't think I agree on the commoner vs.aristocrat angle, but I do think she realized that she was unprepared for a public life, especially under these particular circumstances. Yes, Hillary carpetbagged but she ran and NY'ers voted for her. Perhaps she will put together a good team and run in '10. It would shut everyone up and it's not that far off. I's even possible that TPTB who wanted her in have made an arrangement that would put a rollover candidate in place now.
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Drunken Irishman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 06:16 PM
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8. Looks like it came from CAROLINE, not Paterson.
Edited on Wed Jan-21-09 06:17 PM by Drunken Irishman
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IndianaGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 06:17 PM
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9. Too bad Nita Lowey chose to remain in the House
She would have been a great Senator!
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pacalo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 06:21 PM
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10. We just couldn't have any incoming Democrats whose priorities are to help the little guys.
Senators Kennedy & Byrd are hanging in there for the time being, but senators like Feingold, Boxer, etc., should watch their backs in these corporation-friendly times.
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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 06:21 PM
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12. shit. -- oh well -- live in hope die in despair. nt
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liskddksil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 06:23 PM
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15. Uggh
Looks like we're going to be stuck with another centrist, DINO, corporatist Senator. Caroline would have been great.
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Robbins Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 06:29 PM
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16. NY
I tell you I wish Peterson would shut make up his mind and announce It.All other Governors announced who they would pick.This Is
getting ridculas.I would have liked to see Carolane In the senate but the Media circus around It Is just crazy.
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OhioChick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 06:32 PM
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17. Sad to hear. n/t
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Adenoid_Hynkel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 06:33 PM
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18. now if nepotism beneficiary and political hack Andrew Cuomo will do the same
maybe someone halfway inspiring can get the job
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harmonicon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 06:56 PM
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26. +1
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shaniqua6392 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 06:36 PM
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20. Maybe it has to do with Uncle Teddy??
I hope not, but it is kind of strange.
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Jefferson23 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 06:58 PM
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27. I was thinking the exact same thing.
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kirby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 07:35 PM
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31. That is what the NY Times article says...
Serving is not conducive to her Uncles condition / care.
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 06:51 PM
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23. Nothin's stopping me now!!!!
:bounce:
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Amerigo Vespucci Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 06:53 PM
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24. Here's a link:
Caroline Kennedy withdraws her name from consideration for Hillary Clinton's Senate seat

By KENNETH LOVETT
Daily News Albany Bureau Chief

Updated Wednesday, January 21st 2009, 7:39 PM



http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/2009/01/21/200...

ALBANY - Caroline Kennedy has withdrawn her name from consideration for the U.S. Senate seat vacated Wednesday by newly confirmed Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

The surprise announcement late Wednesday came as Gov. Paterson was set to make his selection.

Kennedy was considered the front-runner for the position, though in recent days upstate Rep. Kirsten Gillibrand's name has surfaced as a serious possibility.

Kennedy first threw her name into the ring about six weeks ago. But she endured a rough public rollout, including an ill-received upstate swing and a round of heavily criticized media interviews.
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question everything Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 06:55 PM
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25. Good. Now let her go out of her secure condo
let her travel to upstate New York to meet regular folks. Let her listen to what regular people have on their mind, get out among people and then, like Hillary, start campaigning. Perhaps you could win in 2010, on your own merit.

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closeupready Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 11:32 PM
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39. Yes, and that would be totally fine. Being appointed this way, however, never seemed right to me.
At least, not without having earned a separate public office by popular vote.
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madmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 07:00 PM
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28. SO wants to know if she can take over for voinovich, she can live with us.
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saracat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 07:27 PM
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29. Delete
Edited on Wed Jan-21-09 07:41 PM by saracat
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liberaltrucker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 07:29 PM
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30. MSNBC link
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democrat0986 Donating Member (174 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 07:51 PM
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34. cancel that
olbermann just reported that kennedy is NOT out of the list. she is still in there. kennedy fans, don't worry.
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sabbat hunter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:23 PM
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36. cancel that cancel
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Rockholm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 10:28 PM
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37. Retract...retract...Hold them thar horses.
Good grief. WTF is going on in New York?

You heard it here first....Patterson will NAME HIMSELF SENATOR.

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dweller Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 08:06 PM
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35. ahh, the MSMCON at its best ...
will we ever/never learn?

dp
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Lagomorph Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 11:11 PM
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38. I couldn't possibly know...
anything about what's going on, but perhaps her Uncle has plans for her in Mass.
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