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Are_grits_groceries Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 11:58 AM
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The Note, 12/05/08: Another Senator Kennedy?
Source: ABC News

Another Senator Kennedy? The crazy speculation about Hillary Clinton's Senate seat may not be so crazy after all. A Democrat who would know tells ABC News that New York governor David Paterson has talked to Caroline Kennedy about taking the seat, which was once held by her uncle, Robert F. Kennedy. Its not exactly shocking that Paterson would reach out to one of the most highly respected public figures in New York, but this is: Sources say Kennedy is considering it, and has not ruled out coming to Washington to replace Hillary Clinton in the Senate.

A few years ago, the famously private Caroline Kennedy would be the last Kennedy expected to serve in Congress, but of course, she took on a much more high-profile role during the presidential campaign and, if she does it, would be more than New Yorks junior Senator; shed have closer ties to the Obama White House than any of her colleagues, a direct line to the East Wing.

When Robert Kennedy, Jr. took himself out of the running for the seat earlier this week, he told Jonathan Hicks of the New York Times, Caroline Kennedy would be the perfect choice if she would agree to it. And one more thing: We hear that President-elect Obama has made it clear that he thinks Caroline Kennedy would be a great choice.

But Obama spokeswoman Stephanie Cutter tells us, "President-elect Obama has a very high regard for Caroline Kennedy. But, he has not spoken with Governor Paterson or Caroline Kennedy about the race, and has no involvement in this process."


Read more: http://blogs.abcnews.com/thenote/2008/12/the-note-12050...
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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 12:03 PM
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1. Sweeeeeet Caroliiiiiiine!
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BrklynLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 12:16 PM
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2. I wonder if she would do it? I would support her.
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keepCAblue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 12:17 PM
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3. I was hoping Robert Jr would take the seat. Why did he decline? n/t
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But.... Donating Member (656 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 12:18 PM
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4. We could do a lot worse!
:bounce:
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Kalifornia.Kid Donating Member (603 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 12:43 PM
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5. Secretary of Education
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Baby Snooks Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 12:54 PM
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6. The torch...
She would be a voice of reason in the Senate. As her uncle has been. Hopefully her uncle will be around for a long time. But at some point, the torch has to be passed. And who better to pass it to than Caroline?

Everyone who thinks she should be offered it and thinks she should accept it should contact the New York governor's office as well as Senator Kennedy's office in Washington.

The people spoke once already. The people should keep speaking.
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brooklynite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 01:48 PM
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7. UPDATE: Caroline Kennedy interested in HRC seat

From NBCs Andrea Mitchell

New York State Democratic Party sources tell NBC News that Caroline Kennedy has expressed interest in the New York Senate seat being vacated by Hillary Clinton.

She is known to have discussed the upcoming vacancy with New York Gov. David Paterson, who will be appointing the next senator to serve the remaining two years in Clintons term once she becomes Secretary of State.

http://firstread.msnbc.msn.com/archive/2008/12/05/16995...
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jetphixer Donating Member (126 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 03:27 PM
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8. She Will B POTUS
If this Lady takes this position she will become our first Lady President. Go hide your head in the Tundra Witch free lady. Here is a person with class !!! An ill bet she doesn't need a Needless Markup wardrobe.
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