Caroline Kennedy's Shaky Quest for Camelot II

J.F.K.'s daughter Caroline is seeking to show that she has the experience, and the backbone, for the Senate

Erika Larsen / Redux

Caroline Kennedy, daughter of President John F. Kennedy

In the annals of political cluelessness, it would be hard to top the moment on Dec. 26 when NY1 television anchor Dominic Carter asked Caroline Kennedy whether "there is a sense of entitlement" that makes her think she should be picked to fill Hillary Clinton's soon-to-be-vacant Senate seat. "In my family in particular, I think," she replied, "there was a sense we have to work twice as hard."

For most people, the salient biographical fact about Caroline Kennedy — let alone the reason to seriously consider her candidacy for the Senate — is her last name. Being a Kennedy has not...

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