WASHINGTON — Caroline Kennedy has spoken to New York Gov. David Paterson about the Senate seat that will come open when Hillary Rodham Clinton becomes secretary of state, according to a person familiar with the conversation.
Kennedy reached out to the governor to discuss the Senate seat, according to the Democratic source, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the conversation was private. The source would not disclose the details of the conversation.
The governor has said he is in no rush to make a decision, and Clinton is not giving up the seat before she is confirmed as President-elect Barack Obama’s secretary of state.
Good girl, Hillary. Hold those cards close to your vest! Who in the world can trust Obama?
“The governor has not yet reached out to any potential candidates,” said Paterson’s spokesman, Errol Cockfield. “He has been approached by several candidates. Any discussions related to that selection are private and the governor will not comment about speculation before a decision is made.”
Word of the conversation comes days after Kennedy’s cousin, Robert F. Kennedy Jr., announced he was not interested in the job — a move that sidesteps any messy interfamily competition.
I’ve always liked Carol Maloney and her last name as well. She is a horse show judge on weekends during the show season. I’ve seen her often at Rosetta’s on the South Shore. She usually judges the short stirrup kids. I don’t think she stands a chance against Caroline though…