I've been wondering what has come about regarding the Senate seat vacated by (now) Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. The last bit of news, up until now, was that Caroline Kennedy was pushing for the appointment. Then the matter dropped off the political radar, and nothing more was said about it. I just read here that she has officially dropped out of the "race". The article mentioned that it was most likely due to her uncle, Senator Ted Kennedy's, ailing health. He suffered a seizure at the inaugural luncheon.