The New York Post, The New York Times, Associated Press, and Daily News are reporting that Caroline Kennedy dropped her bid for Hillary Rodham Clinton's old Senate seat because she had tax problems involving a household employee.
Could it be true that the same day that one nominee for a position on Obama's cabinet is approved to continue his nomination despite failing to pay taxes for a domestic worker he employed, it is speculated that Caroline Kennedy withdrew her bid to be Senator for the same reason? http://bestnannynewsletter.blogspot.com/2009/01/nannygate-ignored.html
Here are some of the headlines:
Why Did Kennedy Drop Senate Seat Bid?
By MICHAEL GORMLEY, AP
"...there were concerns about possible tax problems for Kennedy, a potential "nanny problem" involving a housekeeper, and media rumors that her marriage was on the rocks. The person, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he said he wasn't authorized to speak for the governor, would not elaborate."
Housekeeper and Taxes Are Said to Derail Kennedy’s Bid
By DANNY HAKIM and NICHOLAS CONFESSORE
"ALBANY — Problems involving taxes and a household employee surfaced during the vetting of Caroline Kennedy and derailed her candidacy for the Senate, a person close to Gov. David A. Paterson said on Thursday, in an account at odds with Ms. Kennedy’s own description of her reasons for withdrawing.
The account emerged 14 hours after Ms. Kennedy announced that she was taking her name out of contention for the Senate seat vacated by Hillary Rodham Clinton, and as Mr. Paterson, according to two well-placed Democrats told of his thinking, was leaning toward selecting Representative Kirsten E. Gillibrand, an upstate lawmaker in her second term in Congress. Mr. Paterson has scheduled a news conference at noon Friday in Albany to announce his choice."
Caroline Kennedy faced tax 'problem' and nanny issue, says source close to Gov. David Paterson
By KENNETH LOVETT Daily News Albany Bureau
"Caroline Kennedy who stunningly quit her push for Hillary Clinton's Senate seat, is dealing with a "tax problem and a potential nanny issue," a source close to Gov. Paterson said Thursday."