Kennedy Aide: It’s Personal, But Not About Teddy

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Numerous news outlets are now chalking up Caroline Kennedy's mysterious withdrawal to a personal situation, completely unrelated to Ted Kennedy's health, that arose suddenly and convinced her that she couldn't perform her duties as senator. Governor Paterson told her to think it over some more, but after reports of her intentions began to leak, she called Paterson late last night to make her decision final. We're glad everything is all cleared up now. [NYDN, Page/Time, Newsday]