Obama picks Ted Kennedy's widow for Postal Service board
February 12th, 2014
07:23 PM ET
6 months ago

Obama picks Ted Kennedy's widow for Postal Service board

(CNN) - President Barack Obama will nominate Victoria Reggie Kennedy to the board of governors for the U.S. Postal Service, the White House announced on Wednesday.

Kennedy is the widow of former Massachusetts Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, who died in 2009 of cancer. They were early supporters of Obama when he first ran for President.

The White House said Obama plans to nominate Kennedy, a lawyer, along with seven others. The post requires Senate confirmation.

The USPS board includes nine governors who select the postmaster general and oversee the agency’s policies.

CNN's Dana Davidsen contributed to this report.


Filed under: President Obama • USPS • Vicki Kennedy
soundoff (8 Responses)
  1. bill

    74% are aginst obamaking going around congress-maybe they don't want obamaking "i can do anything i want". GONE WITH THE WIND.

    February 12, 2014 07:49 pm at 7:49 pm |
  2. Name jk. Sfl. GOP CRUZ lee&rubio 24billion dallar LOSS of your tax money conservatives,the garbage of America.

    The GOP has been trying to disband and starve the postal service for years to give their business to fed-x and ups and other private companies so they , the GOP witch have invested in these companies can make a killing and you can pay FIVE DOLLARS to mail a letter. That's what we DONT need , the GOP constantly trying to screw the American people. Let's get rid of the GOP in November for GOOD!!!!!!! The GOP conservative teaparty trash considers the post office big goverment, I think I would rather pay 49 cents to mail a letter. And how's your budget cuts working out for you GOP governors in the red GOP states of north and South Carolina and Georgia , I guess there is no climate change haa GOP morons. I think we will see what happens in November and it won't be pretty for the GOP , and then we have the moron Cruz fillerbustering the debt cieling today, more bad news for the GOP , they are to incompetent to govern!!!!!

    February 12, 2014 08:00 pm at 8:00 pm |
  3. Rick McDaniel

    More political payback........and a total waste of taxpayer dollars.

    February 12, 2014 08:13 pm at 8:13 pm |
  4. Harold Read

    What are here qualifications?
    Obama has a stellar record for his appointments:
    – Max Baucus, Ambassador to China who was quoted he did not know much about China
    – the Argentina Ambassador who admitted has never been to the country
    – Chief investigator for the IRS targeting scandal who contributed millions to the Obama Presidential campaign
    – multiple other appointments to campaign contributors.

    February 12, 2014 09:37 pm at 9:37 pm |
  5. Thomas

    I hope they combine the postal service with banking ,

    And make a profit .

    Why do they allow pay day lenders to charge people such high interest , modern day loan sharks .

    Why because of a strong corrupt financial lobby .

    February 12, 2014 10:08 pm at 10:08 pm |
  6. just saying

    yeah, i'm sure rich democrat lawyers are going to really help the post office get out of the red. i guess obama plans to appoint the entire kennedy family to government posts.

    February 13, 2014 06:03 am at 6:03 am |
  7. Gurgyl

    So we don't need to have qualifications? Some widow of celebrity or some farmer senator, some farmer congress dude's wife or his brother is o.k. What a pathetic picks and what a nonsense. No wonder we need Education to write these, talk openly, and we also need news channels to bring these, put these comments openly. Hats off CNN., to put all comments.

    February 13, 2014 07:39 am at 7:39 am |
  8. Steve- Illinois

    This is a perfect example of the problem. Put people on the board because of political support, and campaign contributions, instead of experience.

    February 13, 2014 07:53 am at 7:53 am |