I had mixed feelings about Caroline Kennedy being the next senator from New York, but I was also sorry to see her withdraw. I think the Kennedy name could have opened a lot of doors, and she is close to Obama; she could have helped New York State which now faces a $12.5 billion deficit.
Caroline Kennedy and I were born two days apart so she has always interested me. In New York City I once wished her a happy birthday and her response to me was not exactly polite. I will say this: she guards her privacy and any one who crosses it does so at his own peril. Not a great quality for a senator.
But what I am getting to is this photo from The New York Times. I was surprised by it -- I didn't know she had three grown children; I thought maybe she had two daughters. This is, left to right, Rose, 20, Caroline, Tatiana, 18, and John, 15. Aren't they stunning kids?
I think Rose, who attends Harvard, has the broad, beautiful face of her grandmother Jackie Bouvier. Caroline Kennedy has really kept these kids under wraps and protected them with her renowned guarded privacy, a better trait in a mother than it is in a senator.