New York’s Kennedy sideshow is over – albeit in some amount of confusion.
Much has been said and continues to speculated on as to whether or not New York Gov. David Paterson was disgusted with Caroline Kennedy and her attempt to serve out Hillary Clinton’s U.S. Senate term; or, rather was he going to annoint her at a press conference later this week. Follow the link above and you can read the latest from the Old Grey Lady.
There are more questions than answers. Was she so stricken by her uncle Sen. Edward M. Kennedy’s seizure on Inauguration Day that she could just not carry on? If so, glad she’s out, we need steel in the Senate right now. Did she have a household worker problem? Who really cares? That’s so Clinton Era. According to the latest numbers about 5% of the U.S. population is undocumented, illegal. Tax problems? Caroline, you could’ve been contrite a la Timothy Geithner. After all, if a financial genius can get away with dodging taxes, surely you could’ve charmed your way out of it.
Here’s what I think. Hillary just had enough. After all, it was Teddy and Caroline that annointed Barack the next Jack. Secretary of State or not, it was just too much for these Obamaniacs to occupy that Senate seat she had carpet bagged so hard for. I think Hillary did her in.
Caroline seems to signal that Uncle Teddy’s health has something to do with her change in plans. Here’s how I think that figures in. Sen. Kennedy will hang as long as he can, but it’s not likely to be another three years. He retires and voila! Gov. Deval Patrick of Massachussetts appoints Caroline – and the legacy continues.