If you’re a lover of political history among other forms of history you’ll be delighted to hear that Caroline Kennedy is interested and is seriously being considered to fill the vacant Senate Seat by Hillary Clinton.
I think this is a good, safe and wise choice by Gov. Patterson (D-NY) for many reasons, but politically I think if he decides to appoint Caroline Kennedy it would do him no or very little harm in terms of his rapidly approaching re-election campaign. She’ll be able to campaign in two years and do well.
I have nothing against the other candidates, but believe she will be appointed to be the next junior senator of New York.
At least the governor is smart enough to not make the same mistake that plaques his Illinois counterpart.
Additional Resources:Yahoo! News/AP – 12/15/08 “Caroline Kennedy to seek Clinton’s Senate Seat” The New York Times – 12/05/08 “Kennedy Is Said to Cast Her Eye on Senate Seat” President John F. Kennedy Presidential Library Foundation “Caroline Kennedy, President”