Princess & the Pea… Governor Says Caroline Was Nasty to Him
They’re still duking it out in New York…
New York Governor Paterson attacked Caroline Kennedy at a party the night before he announced his pick to fill Hillary Clinton’s senate seat.
The New York Post reported, via Free Republic:
Gov. Paterson rapped Caroline Kennedy at a private event the night before he tapped Kirsten Gillibrand for the Senate, telling guests Kennedy had been “nasty” to him and shown “disrespect” with how she bowed out, attendees told The Post.
The governor’s attack came just hours after his office issued a statement wishing her well and disavowing quotes from a source close to him who had told The Post Kennedy had never been in true contention for the seat and was “mired” in personal issues.
And the gripes came a day after Kennedy pulled out of the race on the heels of hours of tit-for-tat between the two sides.
Asked at the event about what had happened with Kennedy, Paterson told the group that he was put off by how the neophyte politician handled her withdrawal from the race for Hillary Clinton’s seat.
Much of the issue was “about respect,” said one guest.
Paterson said that Kennedy had called him to say she was having second thoughts and “he asked her to wait a day and he thought she had agreed,” another attendee recalled.
Then, he said, he couldn’t get her on the phone for hours.
“He was absolutely frustrated that he couldn’t reach her,” the guest said of how Paterson described the scene. “He thought maybe she was sick. He felt she was being nasty to him, that she showed great disrespect.”
Kennedy’s six-week political career was marked by a string of miscues as she faired poorly in interviews and was hit by criticism and questions about whether she was up to the job.
Maybe next time Princess Caroline won’t diss the governor.
Meanwhile… New York Democrats are flipping out over the pick.