If you think Caroline is doing this just to be a Senator you better think again. Barak Obama owes the Kennedys big time. She is going to get appointed because of her connections, background, and Obama. If you thing Patterson has problems now, what do you think will happen if he passes on Kennedy. My own opinion is that she has looked at what Obama and Hillary Clinton have done and has come to the conclusion that she can do the same. And every democrat in New York and across the country know it. I think she wants to suceed Obama. If you think the 2000 election between Bush and Gore and 2008 democratic election between Clinton and Obama were great, then wait until 2016 when you may have the Hillary, Caroline and Sarah.