Posted by | December 28, 2008 10:21 | Filed under: Top Stories


In a contentious interview with Nicholas Confessore and David M. Halbfinger of the New York Times, Caroline Kennedy was either exhibiting an offbeat sense of humor or irritation.  Hard to tell by the transcript.  When asked what kind of scene it was when she told her husband she wanted to be a senator, here is the exchange:

NC: Could you, for the sake of storytelling, could you tell us a little bit about that moment, like, where you were, what you said to him about your decision, how that played out?

CK: Have you guys ever thought about writing for, like, a woman’s magazine or something? (Laughter)

DH: What do you have against women’s magazines?

CK: Nothing at all, but I thought you were the crack political team here.


And then, at the end:

NC: I think we’re done.

DH: I think so, yeah.

NC: Thank you very much for your time.

CK: Thank you.

DH: If I can just throw one more question out there –

CK: I think we’re done.


In a companion article, Confessore and Halbfinger wrote about the interview.


…Ms. Kennedy has embarked on a series of interviews. But in an extensive sit-down discussion Saturday morning with The New York Times, she still seemed less like a candidate than an idea of one: forceful but vague, largely undefined and seemingly determined to remain that way.


Kennedy declined to discuss her positions on issues, even on the one area where she claims expertise, education.

She provided only the broadest of rationales for her candidacy for the Senate, saying her experience as a mother, author and school fund-raiser, her commitment to public service and her deep political connections had prepared her for the job.



The interview underscored the aura of mystery that still surrounds Ms. Kennedy nearly a month after she told Gov. David A. Paterson that she was interested in filling Mrs. Clinton’s seat.

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