Time to Drag Caroline Kennedy Through the Mud

Oh boy, now that Caroline Kennedy will officially not be New York's senator, the real fun begins: time for Gov. David Paterson's people to trash her anonymously! He never liked that bitch anyhow, sources say:

The new line from the Gov's office is, hey, he never would have picked her, because she was disrespectful, unqualified, and talked all wrong:

Friends said Paterson was adamant that she was never going to be appointed, even though she was considered the front-runner.

Paterson was turned off when Kennedy first called him and asked if she "could" be considered for the seat.

By asking if she could, rather than saying she wanted to be considered, Paterson immediately felt she wasn't really interested, the source said.

He also though she had "no political depth," according to the whisper campaign. Maybe he should have made that clear, you know, weeks and weeks ago? No matter! Now that Kennedy's career lies in ruin, it's a good time to mock her in the tabloids:

Paterson said that Kennedy had called him to say she was having second thoughts and "he asked her to wait a day and he thought she had agreed," another attendee recalled.

Then, he said, he couldn't get her on the phone for hours.

"He was absolutely frustrated that he couldn't reach her," the guest said of how Paterson described the scene. "He thought maybe she was sick. He felt she was being nasty to him, that she showed great disrespect."

Paterson then pointedly invited all of Caroline's close friends to his birthday party at Chuck E. Cheese, but not her.

[NYDN, NYP]