2008_12_carok2.jpgWith news that Caroline Kennedy is interested in taking Hillary Clinton's Senate seat, it seems natural that her uncle Senator Ted Kennedy wants to help her out. According to the NY Post, the elder Kennedy contacted Governor Paterson's office to say that his niece "has contacts and family connections that would mean legislation affecting New York would receive prompt attention." A source said that the usually private Caroline Kennedy is, now that her children are grown, "looking for a mission in her life. Preferably in politics." However, one Paterson administration source said Kennedy is "barely in the game" since she has no political experience. And in the Kennedy rumor department: Gawker wonders if the NY Times got the scoop on her Senate interest because she might be involved with Times publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr.