Uncle Teddy is reportedly furious over the treatment of his neice, Caroline Kennedy by New York Governor David Paterson
An “apoplectic” Kennedy family is seething over the rough treatment that heiress apparent Caroline got from Gov. Paterson’s office and is spoiling for revenge, several sources close to the clan have told The Post.
“The governor’s going to pay for this,” said a well-placed Democrat. “Ted is furious. The family is furious. The Kennedys are now against the governor.”
Among Paterson’s offenses was a request that Caroline lie about her unexpected withdrawal for “personal” reasons, according to NY magazine.
“You can’t withdraw. You’ve got to stay in this thing, and I’ll just not pick you,” Paterson reportedly told her over the phone late Wednesday.
Then a torrent of ugly rumors spilled from Paterson’s office about Caroline’s taxes, about her nanny, even about the state of her marriage – and Camelot’s seeking payback, confidants said.
“I’m sure the family is going to protect her,” one source said. “What did Caroline do to deserve getting dragged through the mud?”
David Paterson is as blind politically as he is with his own sight. He should have given the Kennedys the courtesy of an early indication if he was not going to consider her for the appointment. Why let her go out and make a fool of herself and then kick her when she is going down.
Paterson is without a doubt the BIGGEST LOSER in this entire affair. And, the choice of Kirsten Gillibrand ain’t going help him much in 2010.
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