Vatican Rejects Caroline

Here's a nice Easter Sunday gift: The Vatican has said "thanks but no thanks" to Caroline Kennedy's bid to be U.S. ambassador to the Vatican. What was the deal breaker? You guessed it, Kennedy's support for abortion. According to The Guardian, President Obama offered Kennedy the position as a reward for her public support during his campaign. Obama will meet with Pope Benedict XVI during a G-8 summit scheduled in July, and it is now possible an ambassador to the Vatican will not be in place; the president's support of stem cell research and abortion should figure prominently in the lead up to the meeting. Caroline Kennedy has not been in the public eye since her embarrassing withdrawal from the field for Hillary Clinton's Senate seat.