But at the risk of seeming ungenerous, it's worth asking why, exactly, she is part of the Obama's (once) tripartite veep vetting process -- that's right, the one that also includes Eric Holder, who signed off on pardoning Marc Rich, and now-resigned Jim Johnson.
Here is her bio. Caroline Kennedy is a well-educated attorney and a published author, who has participated in a number of charitable endeavors, many related to her status as JFK's daughter. She's lived a worthy life and has many achievements. None, however, would indicate that she'd be a natural choice for a veep vetting committee.
Does Barack's own inexperience lead him to believe that experience, as a general matter, isn't terribly important when it comes to filling such posts? Was it her status as a woman? Or was it an effort to identify himself with the Kennedys?
Or, if she was chosen simply on the merits and non-practicing attorneys/authors are now considered prime veep vetting material, I'm hereby announcing my availability to help out the McCain team . . .