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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Rep. Kirsten Gillibrand Appointed to Replace Hillary Clinton in US Senate – Opposition Forms

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Kirsten gillibrand appointed

Rep. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., left, and New York Gov. David Paterson appear at a news conference in Albany, N.Y., Friday, Jan. 23, 2009. Gillibrand, a second-term lawmaker from upstate New York, was named by Paterson to fill the U.S. Senate seat vacated when Hillary Rodham Clinton resigned to become secretary of state in the Obama administration

New York Governor David Paterson appointed two term Democrat Congresswoman Kirsten Gillibrand to repalce Hillary Clinton.

Gov. Paterson, defying the liberal wing of his Democratic Party, has chosen little-known, NRA-backed, upstate Congresswoman Kirsten Gillibrand to succeed Hillary Rodham Clinton as New York’s junior senator, it was learned last night.

The surprising – and, for many Democrats shocking – decision to pick the conservative Gillibrand, 42, from Hudson in Columbia County, was disclosed by the governor in calls to party officials and some members of the state’s congressional delegation, many of whom said they were unhappy with the selection, sources said.

The GOP must be happy with this Blue Dog Democrat being appointed. Opposition from the LEFT is already forming.

Anti-gun groups have denounced the pick and suggested they will be closely eyeing Gillibrand’s transition from a congresswoman in a gun-toting upstate district to a senator representing one of the most anti-gun cities in America, where she will need support to win the Democratic nomination in 2010.

Signs of severe unrest with the pick are already apparent, particularly in a blogging community that was happy to have her hold down a conservative House district, but thinks it can do better for a senator in a blue state.

Rep. Gillibrand is little known and will be no match for former New York Governor George Pataki, former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani or current New York Mayor Bloomberg. She undoubtedly will have to move to the LEFT or face a NUTROOTS backed primary challenge.

Plus, her conservative leaning Congressional district in upstate New York which she is vacating will be ripe for a GOP pick-up.

All things considered, a perfect appointment for the Republican Party.

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