Caroline Kennedy: I’m the Best for Senate Post
Posted on Dec 29, 2008
Caroline Kennedy, at the very least, has her own vote when it comes to who she thinks would be the best pick for Hillary Clinton’s Senate seat in the likely event that the New York Democrat is officially approved as Barack Obama’s secretary of state.
In a media blitz this weekend, Kennedy sought to explain what sets her apart from the handful of other people being considered for Hillary Clinton’s Senate seat.
“I would be an unconventional choice—I haven’t followed a traditional path, but I think I bring a lifetime of experience to this,” she told NY1.
She also told The New York Times that “there’s a lot of different ways that people are coming to public life now, and it’s not only the traditional path.”
Asked if she thinks she’s the best fit, Kennedy told the Times, “Well, I wouldn’t be here if I didn’t think I would be the best.”
AP photo / Don Heupel
Legacy or liability?: Caroline Kennedy walks from City Hall after a news conference in Buffalo, N.Y., on Dec. 17.