Caroline is out?

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Are Gillibrand's chances better now?

Update Thursday morning: Kennedy officially announced early this morning that's she's out.

That's the word going around Wednesday evening. So, what happened?

Well, the depends on who you're reading. The New York Times says Kennedy bowed out of the non-race to replace Hillary Clinton because she's concerned about the health of her uncle, Ted Kennedy (he had a seizure yesterday during the inaugural festivities.) NYT also reports that Kennedy believed the seat to be hers if she wanted it.

But the New York Post is reporting that Caroline found out she was not going to get the seat and then decided to drop out.

The New York Daily News? It's reporting there's confusion over what exactly has happened.

And NBC (David Gregory, specifically) is reporting that Caroline has NOT dropped out.

By the way, Hillary Clinton was confirmed by the full Senate today for Secretary of State. She resigned her Senate seat right after -- which now clears the way for David Paterson to name her replacement. He's said the choice should be public this weekend.

Comments

Good for Hillary. After how the rest of the democrats treated her in the campaign, they owe her this much. She may not have her hubby's charm but she's a caring, smart and competent woman and I'm sure she'll do well in her new position.

David Paterson better announce the winner soon. I'm getting annoyed. And he should totally have some lazors going when he announces it. Make it cool and stuff.

For once in my life, my hunch makes me want to agree with the Post.

And what's with all this after-hours posting and commenting?! I thought everyone went to sleep after dinner?

On Savage Nation they said that Cuomo had gotten the seat. But that's Savage Nation, so take of that what you will.

David Patterson is milking the media hype over this decision for all it's worth. Out with it already.

She didn't want it bad enough. Or she wanted it handed to her, not have to work hard for it. She ran a really lame, non-campaign to be selected.

Her non political experience and her well known name made it rather cartoon-ish right from the get-go. Personally I'm glad she's out.

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