Caroline Kennedy's verbal tic...she says "you know" hundreds of times. But that and despite her lack of any political experience other that her maiden name has not stopped the non elected Gov. Patterson from blindly pushing forward in his quest to fill the senate seat being vacated by Hillary Clinton.
Posted by Joe Maxfield
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Officials say the daughter of the late
President John F. Kennedy will be the governor's choice to fill the
New York Senate seat being vacated by Hillary Rodham Clinton.
Two people close to Gov. David Paterson tell The Associated
Press they believe Caroline Kennedy will be his choice, but the
governor cautions he's still looking.
The New York Times reports that during a New Year's Day open
house at the executive mansion, Paterson said "It ain't nothin'
till I calls it." The quote recalls a statement once made by
legendary baseball umpire Bill Klem.
Meantime, despite early reservations, New York state's most
powerful legislative leader tells the New York Post he'll support
Kennedy. State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver says he'll work for
Paterson has sole authority to name a replacement for the next
two years. Under state law, there would be an election to fill the
last two years in 2010.
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