Canvassing Upstate, Kennedy Dodges Queries

Aides keep Kennedy mum in orchestrated senate bid
By Ambreen Ali,  Newser User
Posted Dec 17, 2008 3:24 PM CST
Caroline Kennedy speaks to a reporter after visiting with Mayor Matt Driscoll in Syracuse today.   (AP Photo/Kevin Rivoli)
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(Newser) – Caroline Kennedy pulled a Sarah Palin today, the New York Times reports, avoiding questions about her qualifications to take Hillary Clinton’s Senate seat. After a listening session with the mayor of upstate Syracuse, aides whisked her into a waiting SUV. “Hopefully I can come back and answer all those questions,” she called out.

“I told Gov. Paterson I’d be honored to be considered for the position of United States senator,” Kennedy said in a brief statement. “There’s a lot of good people in this community that the governor is considering. He’s laid out a process and I’m proud to be part of that.”