(CNN) – Caroline Kennedy, daughter of President John F. Kennedy who was widely considered the frontrunner for an appointment to replace Hillary Clinton as U.S. senator from New York, has removed herself from consideration for that post, according to three Democratic sources.
I think she would have served the people of New York well.
She was only being considered because of the last name, anyone else with her lack of accomplishments would have immediately found their resume being tossed in the trashcan where it belonged in the first place
She has pulled out, according to the New York Post, because she has found out that Governor Patterson is not going to appoint her.
How noble of her! How gracious to walk away after she's been shown the back door.
I just want to thank our special guest ann coulter for commenting here tonight,shes such an inspiration for the mentally challanged.
Do everyone a favor, Caroline...make an appointment at a beauty
salon, another with your dentist and, definitely one with a doctor to
reposition your brains. You've been sitting on them too long. You
might want to ask Sarah Palin how she did it.
I guess only lifelong career politicians are qualified to be appointed.
I'M glad she did this ,first i thought well she be ok,BUT WHEN THEY SAID SHE HAD NOT BEING VOTEING ! I WAS SO UP SET SHE IS A KENNEDY!!!!!!!!!!!!! NO SHE CAN'T VOTE OR CHOOSE NOT TO FOR WHAT EVER REASON! She don't to be in a senator's seat !!!!!!!!!!!!!
Her uncle is ill and this was just maybe too much for her. He is the last of her family. She could be good in that seat once she found her feet. She has no trouble whatsoever heading up our greatest and best charties and her fathers library. And she knows politics very well. And knows the work and time it takes. She is one of the good Kennedy's.
Caroline Kennedy will be appointed Thursday.
It was quite interesting to watch the talking heads analyze this ad nauseum, only to report minutes later that it was confirmed that Caroline had not withdrawn her name. Yet another example of how the media relies on what "sources" tell them, and come up with egg on their faces.
so with clinton's confirmation as SecState, I guess patterson privately gave kennedy the news that she wouldn't be named . . . so she bowed out "gracefully". no harm, no foul.
This has NOT been a good week for Kennedys. First Ted's going to the hospital, now Caroline's not going to Washington.
I hope this rumor is, in fact, true. A small part of me feels bad for her, but she just got a very small taste of what happened to Sarah Palin. CK has to understand that a last name is NOT a job qualification.
If this item were true it would be wonderful news.
However, there are conflicting reports on whether or not it is true.
Gov. Paterson should take this opportunity to close the book on any further consideration of Caroline Kennedy. In spite of her name, if appointed, she doesn't have a snowball's chance of keeping the seat. She is less informed than Palin (if that is possible), and doesn't even pretend to know whether or if she has voted in the last several elections.
Come on people, we don't owe her the time of day! This is NOT a Monarchy, it is a Republic! And she has earned exactly nothing!
Caroline is totally puerile woman. If she respect Gov. Paterson's decision, she should wait humbly until he announce it.
Turn off David Gregory/MSNBC and trying watching a credible news source – say, anything else.
I hope she does not withdraw....she would be an excellent Senator for NY State....and, qualified too! I do not want to see another Cumo (sp?) again, the first one was not that good as far as I am concerned. Come on Gov. Paterson....appoint her, she would benefit NYS...and we in NY State need all the help we can get at this point in time.
I heard about 10 mins ago that CKennedy put out a statement that she had withdrawn. She wasn't ready for the job anyway and I thought Cuomo was the right choice. But I don't think it will be him. I think it will be Maloney.
so let me get this straight its not ok to appiont Caroline because of her last name but its ok to appiont Cumo because of his last name? If the gov were to choose Caroline it would be for many political reasons number 1 the money she can raise you need a lot of money to run in NY and she has the money. Second she supported obama and thus will have more capital in NY to get things done for the state which I would think would be important to NY but maybe am wrong. Third she is the only women who can replace Hillary if you think that a women seat should be fill by another women. But now she withdrew though msnbc is reporting something else I guess cumo will get it and in that case good luck NY you're going to need it.