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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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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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Caroline Kennedy Withdraws Her Name from Consideration to Replace Hillary Clinton in the United States Senate

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


Caroline Kennedy is out.

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.

The surprise decision leaves a crowded field of about 15 people, mostly elected officials, vying to replace Clinton – including Long Island Rep. Steve Israel, Nassau County Executive Tom Suozzi, upstate Rep. Kirstin Gillibrand and Rep. Carolyn Maloney.

For the first time on Tuesday, shortly after Obama was inaugurated, Paterson acknowledged publicly that he is considering state Attorney General Andrew Cuomo for the slot.

Now, the field is cleared for New York Governor David Paterson to appoint Attorney General Andrew Cuomo to the seat which in turn clears the field for Paterson to win the Democrat Party nomination to run for Governor in 2010.

Paterson was NOT going to appoint Kennedy and allowed her a face saving withdrawal. Thus, ends the very short political career of Caroline Kennedy.

The United States Senate seat from New York became vacant this afternoon when Hillary Clinton resigned after her confirmation as Secretary of State.

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Flap doesn’t know about this story.

Despite claims that he’s still undecided, Gov. Paterson is “certain” to pick Caroline Kennedy to replace Hillary Rodham Clinton in the US Senate, several unhappy contenders for the job have told friends and associates in recent days.

The contenders based their conclusion on the view that Paterson, after nearly two months of indecision, would “greatly embarrass” and “entirely humiliate” Kennedy, anger her prominent political family and even offend President-elect Barack Obama by picking someone other than President John F. Kennedy’s daughter.

The polls show that New York Governor David Paterson would be better off to appoint the more popular, Andrew Cuomo, the New York Attorney General. And, who really cares about support for Paterson in 2010 because he will not win the Democrat nomination and he would lose against Rudy Giuliani? Paterson will be  a footnote in history in two years.

This story is probably a plant by the Kennedy Cabal to reinforce Caroline’s inevitability – this is REALLY about all that she has going for herself.

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