April 21st, 2009
01:44 PM ET
6 years ago

Caroline Kennedy denies Vatican ambassador rumors

WASHINGTON (CNN) – Caroline Kennedy is denying persistent speculation that she will be President Obama's pick to be the next U.S. ambassador to the Vatican.

Kennedy, arriving at the White House Tuesday afternoon for an event celebrating the President's signing of national service legislation named after her uncle Sen. Edward Kennedy, told CNN she has no plans to serve as ambassador to the Holy See.

"No, not that I'm aware of," she said about the post after agreeing to take just one question.


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soundoff (41 Responses)
  1. JJ in NY

    That would be, ya know.........kind of hypocrital, ya know ?

    April 21, 2009 01:49 pm at 1:49 pm |
  2. Chi Town

    A Kennedy to the Vatican...

    Kinda like sending Teddy Rosevelt to a Animal Activist Convention

    April 21, 2009 01:49 pm at 1:49 pm |
  3. what does an ambassador to the vatican do?

    is this a necessary post?

    April 21, 2009 01:51 pm at 1:51 pm |
  4. Darryl Schmitz

    That's all we need as Vatican ambassador: a CINO... "Catholic in Name Only".

    April 21, 2009 01:52 pm at 1:52 pm |
  5. Don B

    Why don't they make her a representative to something she is qualified for, like Dog Pond Administrator? Why and who is pushing this unqualified rich girl who has no qualifications as a representative?

    April 21, 2009 01:53 pm at 1:53 pm |
  6. jon

    Of course she's not. The Vatican would never be ok with that, and it would be really stupid for the White House to appoint someone who is pro-abortion. That is no way to attempt to have diplomacy with the Holy See.

    April 21, 2009 01:57 pm at 1:57 pm |
  7. Carla M

    How ironic to name a woman as ambassador to the religious order second only to Islam in misogyny.

    April 21, 2009 02:04 pm at 2:04 pm |
  8. Anonymous

    Good thing as the Holy See has already made a statement that he would not accept her nomination due to her stance on pro-choice!

    April 21, 2009 02:05 pm at 2:05 pm |
  9. Operation Crush Rush

    Good for her,just dont pull his finger,he is human.

    April 21, 2009 02:05 pm at 2:05 pm |
  10. Jon in CA

    Of COURSE Caroline Kennedy is going to get an Obama-job. Don't all his supporters get something??

    Obama is just a black blago. Pay to Play... scratch my back – I scratch your back.

    April 21, 2009 02:11 pm at 2:11 pm |
  11. LikingThisChange

    I think she'd be a good choice.

    April 21, 2009 02:16 pm at 2:16 pm |
  12. Aksarben

    How can she be nominated? She supports abortion, embroyic stem cell research, etc. She can't possibly be acceptable to Vatican ...

    April 21, 2009 02:18 pm at 2:18 pm |
  13. James

    Quote:
    "No, you know, not that, um, you know, I'm aware of, you know" she said about the post after agreeing to take just one question

    April 21, 2009 02:23 pm at 2:23 pm |
  14. Michael "C" Lorton, Virginia

    Ambassador to the Vatican? I thought "In God We Trust,"-–the rest pay cash-–do we really need an ambassador?

    April 21, 2009 02:25 pm at 2:25 pm |
  15. jerry25

    It makes much more sense for her to be the Ambassador to either the UK or France. The Vatican doesn't make much sense.
    The reporter should have asked the broader question.

    April 21, 2009 02:26 pm at 2:26 pm |
  16. Istillthink

    This would futher anger Catholics, as this women is a marginal Catholic at best, and pro abortion. She has scandalized practicing Catholics by her stand on Abortion .
    Any Catholic who has denied the teachings of the Church publicly becomes expostfacto nonCatholic (excommunicated).,
    Therefore Ms Kennedy cannot serve as Embassator to a Church who's teaching she does not accept.

    Istillthink

    April 21, 2009 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  17. Some Guy

    Groundbreaking journalism at its finest. Have a nice day!

    April 21, 2009 02:29 pm at 2:29 pm |
  18. Franky

    Don't you media people got anything better to do than break neurotransmitters? LOL!!! I mean, come on, you just report on what you hear, based on source or not. And most of the time, is just information, heck, you have more in common with Nostradamus than you imagine...

    April 21, 2009 02:33 pm at 2:33 pm |
  19. Karen - Missouri

    Why can't CNN wait until there IS any kind of announcement instead of stupid speculation?

    April 21, 2009 02:34 pm at 2:34 pm |
  20. Rob

    Thank goodness she did not end up becoming New York's Senator. We dodged a bullet with this one. After reading her interview in the New York Times I noted she is a vapid intellectual wasteland with nothing to contribute.

    The last thing our nation needs is to make her our ambassador.

    April 21, 2009 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  21. Jackie in Dallas

    OK," not that she is aware of" doesn't mean "no."

    The bigger question is why this should be a problem. Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg (come on CNN, she IS married and carries her husband's name!) is an active political fund raiser, interested in education, and of a Catholic family which is also a political dynasty. Seems to me that makes her pretty appropriate for such a position. If we can select former actors (such as Shirley Temple Black) as ambassadors under a Republican President, actors and wrestlers for Governors, and comedians for Senator, why not?

    April 21, 2009 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  22. My 2 Cents

    If she has the credentials, sure. But, coming from a Democrat, please don't use your name alone to get a job.

    Just like how I don't want another era of more Bushes. George-W ruined it for Jeb.

    April 21, 2009 02:45 pm at 2:45 pm |
  23. single mom

    She's not going to be the ambassador to the Vatican because the Vatican wouldn't accept her. The Kennedys are pro-choice and pro-stem cell research. The Vatican has pointedly requested Christians (preferrably Catholics) who are anti-abortion and against stem cell research.

    April 21, 2009 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  24. katiec

    CNN
    Why do you insist on headlining any outrageous remark made on FOX?
    Intelligent people realize what a worthless cable station they are and
    give them no creditibility.
    By acknowledging them is that saying your agree with their warped
    standards and support total bias?

    April 21, 2009 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  25. Conan

    Man I wish my last name was Kennedy so people would feel obligated to give me things.......

    April 21, 2009 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
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