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Kennedy Drops Senate Seat Bid For… You Know… Personal Reasons

Caroline Kennedy speaks at the Barack Obama rally at UCLA [1]Fred Dicker at :The New York Post [2]:

Caroline Kennedy last night withdrew from consideration to replace Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton – just two months after she rocked the New York political landscape by throwing her hat in the ring, The Post has learned.

“I informed Governor Paterson today that for personal reasons I am withdrawing my name from consideration for the United States Senate,” Kennedy said in a statement released hours after the Post first broke the story.

Hmmm. There’s a rumor going around,  and one allueded to by the piece, that she dropped out the moment she was told she wasn’t getting the job.

Gotta be hard, that.

No, I mean it. Look, She’s always managed to get by on the Kennedy mistique, before, but now, possibly for the first time in her life, she’s being judged by her own individual performance and found wanting. I find it hard to work up any real sympathy, here, but still… what it is.

Odds on fave for the job now? Andrew Cuomo, who currenly is playing the part of NY Attorney General. Patterson’s no dummy; He knows the drill. He knows as do we all in NY, that A.G. stands for “Aspiring Govenor”, and that if he wants to keep his current gig for a while, he’s going to have to divert Cuomo’s ambitions.

Ah yes, the work of the people in action.