According to an article in Politics Daily, Caroline Kennedy withdrew as a contestant for a New York Senate seat because her children said she was miserable and needed to drop out. The article also suggests that Governor David A. Paterson should share some of the blame for her decision.
Edward Klein, author of a biography on Ted Kennedy discusses the issue in Vanity Fair. The Politics Daily article states:
Maybe she had expected the seat to be handed to her, as this account suggests. That would have been unreasonable. But would it have been unreasonable to expect a more dignified process, one in which Gov. David Paterson did not go on TV and tease about how he was keeping prominent people twisting in the wind?
Paterson had to name a successor to Hillary Clinton when she was appointed secretary of state. But unlike the governors of Colorado and Delaware, who also had to name new senators, he waited for weeks — until the Senate confirmed Clinton — before making his choice known.
By then Kennedy was gone.
What are your thoughts? Are Kennedy supporters trying to blame her withdrawl on Governor Paterson? Was Governor Paterson’s behavior undignified?
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