Camelot II

Caroline Inches Closer to Senate Seat

After a flurry of speculation that Bill Clinton or Mario Cuomo may be appointed to the Senate as stopgaps, allowing the furor over Caroline Kennedy’s shoo-in to be settled by an election for the seat in 2010, the heir to Camelot has won the support of New York’s second most powerful Democrat, Sheldon Silver. The New York Post reports that the previously skeptical Assembly speaker thinks Governor David Paterson is on the brink of naming Caroline to Hillary Clinton’s old seat and will go along with the choice. "I have determined there's a good possibility she will be the appointee of the governor," Silver told the paper. "If she is the appointee of the governor, I will certainly be supportive of her. I will work for her and will work strenuously for her election."