New York’s Assembly Speaker, who has been a vocal critic of Caroline Kennedy has come out and said, “There is a good possibility she will be the appointee of the Governor,” and, “If she is the apointee of the Governor, I will certainly be supportive of her, I will work for her, and work strenuously for her election.”[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zAgI4AS1NVg[/youtube]
For those who haven’t been following Caroline Kennedy’s campaign to be appointed Senator, this comes after both the NY Times, and The NY Post criticized her with controversial editorials which lambasted her by stating “the wheels of the bandwagon are coming off”, and, “she seemed less like a candidate than an idea of one: eloquent but vague, largely undefined and seemingly determined to remain that way.” Â Both of those were in editorials in the Times. The NY Post was not much kinder; they put her on their list of 2008′s losers.
President-Elect Obama publicly supports her campaign to be appointed Senator. That should hardly be surprising though/ Â Many people credit Caroline (myself included) for bringing the Kennedy Clan over to Camp Obama. I think the only thing that can de-rail her appointment at this point would be for Hillary Clinton to publicly support someone else, or to denounce her as a candidate altogether, which at this point is highly unlikely. We will once again have two Kennedys in the US Senate.