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'Senator' Kennedy Losing Steam?

Dec. 30 2008, Updated 1:24 p.m. ET

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The New York press has started to stick a fork in Caroline Kennedy's bid to be appointed to the senate seat which will be vacated by Hillary Rodham Clinton.

It is up to Governor David Paterson to make that appointment when Clinton is named Secretary of State. Two years remain on Clinton's term.

"The wheels of the bandwagon are coming off,'' wrote the New York Daily News while New York Post State Editor Fred Dicker has already declared her one of the losers of 2008. Even the liberal New York Times called her frustratingly "vague (and) undefined and seemingly determined to remain that way.'' Blogs have taunted her for the number of "you know" and "ums" she used in recent media interviews.

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Kennedy spokesperson Stefan Friedman had no comment.

Her chief rival remains State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo.

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