The big buzz right now is that Caroline Kennedy could be in line to replace Hillary Clinton in the Senate.
David Paterson says the daughter of JFK has talked to him about the seat, but he called the conversation "informational" and said Kennedy didn't outright express an interest in the job -- though he did indicate she's "thinking about it." (He also used the situation for some humor at a dinner this past weekend.)
It looks like there are reasons to think she won't end up with the job, though. A "source" tells the NYDN that it's not so much Caroline's own desire pushing her for the seat so much it is her family's. And a (presumably different) "source" tells NYP that Paterson is leaning against Kennedy, in part because he's not sure she's capable of being obnoxious enough to represent New York.
Barack Obama was even pulled into the conversation this weekend. Asked about the soon-to-be open seat, Obama said on Meet The Press: "[T]he last thing I want to do is get involved in New York politics." Can't blame him for that.
By the way, that NYP story also featured a second mention that Chuck Schumer is pushing for Kirsten Gillibrand to get the seat. RFK Jr has also said Gillibrand would be a good choice (you know, if his cousin doesn't want the job).
One more thing: Neil Diamond said last year that a photo of Caroline Kennedy was the inspiration for his song "Sweet Caroline"
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