Political dynasties: A serious contagion
Caroline Kennedy (what happened to Schlossberg?) is reported to be making quiet overtures to New York Gov. David Paterson, regarding her interest in being appointed to the senate seat being vacated by Hillary Clinton. Clinton has been nominated by president-elect Obama to serve as Secretary of State.
Kennedy is easily the most famous contender for Clinton’s Senate seat, although the list is lengthy.
An early supporter of Barack Obama’s presidential bid, Caroline Kennedy was a member of the vice-presidential search committee that eventually settled on Joe Biden. If that’s an indication of her political acumen, we should prepare for the worst.
In January 2008 she wrote an op-ed column for The New York Times declaring her support for Obama, saying he had the potential to be as inspirational to Americans as her father was in the 1960s. She also spoke at the Democratic National Convention.
The Washington Post’s Chris Cillizza opines on the possibility here.