Should Caroline Kennedy be appointed U.S. Senator from New York?

Posted Jan. 05, 2009, at 3:50 p.m.

The normally low-profile Caroline Kennedy, the only surviving offspring of President

John Kennedy, is working to build support for Gov. David Paterson to appoint her to the

Senate seat left vacant by Hillary Clinton (who is the nominee for Secretary of State). Is

she qualified? Is her celebrity an asset that would serve her constituents? Or is she

shamelessly trading on her family name?