Vatican Blocks Obama Appointment of Caroline Kennedy as United States Ambassador to The Holy See

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Caroline Kennedy responds during an interview, Friday, Dec. 26, 2008 in New York

Well, what does Kennedy expect? She is in favor or abortion and gay marriage.

Vatican sources told Il Giornale that their support for abortion disqualified Ms Kennedy and other Roman Catholics President Barack Obama had been seeking to appoint.

Mr Obama was reportedly seeking to reward John F Kennedy’s daughter, who publicly gave her support to his election bid. She had been poised to replace Hillary Clinton as New York senator, but dropped out amid criticism that she lacked enough experience for the job.

The Italian paper said that the Vatican strongly disapproved of Mr Obama’s support for abortion and stem cell research. The impasse over the ambassadorial appointment threatens to cloud his meeting with the Pope during a G8 summit in Itay in July.

Ms Kennedy, 53, has said that she supports abortion. Raymond Flynn, a former US ambassador to the Vatican, said earlier this week that Ms Kennedy would be a poor choice.

“It’s imperative, it’s essential that the person who represents us to the Holy See be a person who has pro-life values. I hope the President doesn’t make that mistake,” he told the Boston Herald. “She said she was pro-choice. I don’t assume she’s going to change that, which is problematic.”

And, Caroline Kennedy reportedly has the run of the mill Obama appointment tax problems too.

Obama may have a real problem on his hands finding soemone from his Far Left constituency to appoint to The Holy See.

Oh well……


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Caroline Kennedy Aftermath: “Governor David Paterson is Going To Pay For This”

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Uncle Teddy is reportedly furious over the treatment of his neice, Caroline Kennedy by New York Governor David Paterson

Yes, Uncle Teddy is pissed.

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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Shocker: New York Governor David Paterson DISSES Caroline Kennedy – But Why?

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2008 Democratic National Convention: Caroline Kennedy with NY Gov. David Paterson at the New York delegates breakfast  in downtown Denver.

No, not really a shock.

Gov. Paterson was completely underwhelmed with Caroline Kennedy from their first conversation about Hillary Clinton’s Senate seat, a source close to the governor said.

Paterson’s thinking has become clearer in the two days since Kennedy withdrew her name for the Senate seat that Friday went to upstate Rep. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-Hudson).

Friends said Paterson was adamant that she was never going to be appointed, even though she was considered the front-runner.

Paterson was turned off when Kennedy first called him and asked if she “could” be considered for the seat.

By asking if she could, rather than saying she wanted to be considered, Paterson immediately felt she wasn’t really interested, the source said.

In meetings, the governor and his aides decided she had no political depth, the source said.

She had no firmly held views and little idea about why she wanted the job, the source said.

Her abysmal public rollout cemented the governor’s fears that she had no political instincts.

The governor felt the sheltered Kennedy had no communication skills and absolutely no empathy with the voters, the source said.

He was amazed that she went upstate for a day to meet with political leaders but didn’t walk around to chat up regular people.

“She just lived in a bubble,” the source said.

The only shocking revelation is why Paterson allowed this to go public. Paterson is up for re-election in 2010 and if not have Kennedy’s support, why make her and her Kennedy Kabal an ABSOLUTE enemy. So, Paterson is not involved here.

It is very apparent, this anonymous source has some mal-intent toward the Governor’s re-election. Anyone want to speculate from whom this “LEAK” came?

Remember – “DIVIDE AND CONQUER?”


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Caroline Kennedy Withdraws From Senate Appointment Due to Rumored Affair with New York Times Publisher Arthur Sulzberger, Jr.?

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New York Times Publisher Arthur Sulzberger, Jr. hugs Caroline Kennedy

Bill O’Reilly pushed up this RUMOR tonight on his show tonight first thing – Caroline Kennedy withdrew her name from consideration to be appointed the Hillary Clinton’s U.S. Senate seat because of her affair (Caroline is married) with the New York Times publisher (Arthur Sulzberger, Jr. left his wife in 2008).

Gawker noted the connection back in December 2008 but didn’t anyone notice? Or were they afraid of the Kennedy Klan and the New York Times wrath?

Why would Caroline put herself at risk of public exposure by seeking Hillary’s seat? I mean, of all places, media-centric New York City.

Is it the Kennedy arrogance?


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Tax and Housekeeper Problems Derail Caroline Kennedy’s Senate Appointment

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When the dust settled this morning, Caroline Kennedy is OUT as a candidate to replace Hillary Clinton in the United States Senate. The New York Post had it first last night and then as Allah puts it a clusterfark of spin occurred.

1. She was worried about Teddy.
2. She was pushed out by Teddy because he wants his wife to inherit his own Senate seat and was worried about Kennedy overload.
3. She didn’t want to disrupt her family by moving to D.C.
4. She decided she never really wanted it.
5. She felt guilty that Paterson was being strong-armed into picking her.
6. She found out Paterson wasn’t going to pick her and wanted to get the drop on him.
7. She “became aware of a personal situation that was occurring,” perhaps as recently as within the last two days.

But, alas, Sweet Caroline is OUT nonetheless and for very mundane reasons –  ones very common lately to Democrat nominees (remember Kimba Wood and Zoe Baird) – tax and illegal alien housekeeper issues.

Problems involving taxes and a household employee surfaced during the vetting of Caroline Kennedy and derailed her candidacy for the Senate, a person close to Gov. David A. Paterson said on Thursday, in an account at odds with Ms. Kennedy’s own description of her reasons for withdrawing.

The account emerged 14 hours after Ms. Kennedy announced that she was taking her name out of contention for the Senate seat vacated by Hillary Rodham Clinton, and as Mr. Paterson, according to two well-placed Democrats told of his thinking, was leaning toward selecting Representative Kirsten E. Gillibrand, an upstate lawmaker in her second term in Congress.

Hard feelings toward Ms. Kennedy were clearly building among the governor’s staff on Thursday, after a dramatic evening in which she was reported to be dropping out, then wavering, then ultimately, shortly after midnight on Thursday, issuing a statement ending her candidacy.

The person close to the governor said Mr. Paterson “never had any intention of picking Kennedy” because he had come to consider her unready for the job. The person did not describe the exact nature or seriousness of the tax and household employee issues.

Even now Fox News is reporting that perhaps marital problems may have been the reason why she withdrew. But, it makes no difference.

Why?

Caroline twice rolled out her candidacy to replace Hillary Clinton and failed miserably. The main issue in the entire FLAP is that she was a poor candidate and would put the seat at risk to a Republican like George Pataki or Rudy Giuliani in 2010.

New York Governor David Paterson may be blind (partially sighted) but he is not politically stupid.

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New York Governor David Paterson Pulling Away From Caroline Kennedy as Hillary Clinton’s Replacement Senator?

Caroline Kennedy Sinks in the Polls But Does it Matter?


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