Okay, it’s not the kind of source you want to put in a term paper, but here’s the professional biography for Caroline Kennedy from Wikipedia.
Kennedy is an attorney, editor, writer and member of the New York and Washington, D.C. bar associations. She is one of the founders of the Profiles in Courage Award, given annually since 1990 to a person who exemplifies the type of courage examined in her father’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book of the same name. The award is generally given to elected officials who, acting in accord with their conscience, risk their careers by pursuing a larger vision of the national, state or local interest in opposition to popular opinion or powerful pressures from their constituents. In May 2002, she presented an unprecedented Profiles in Courage Award to representatives of the NYPD, the New York City Fire Department, and the military as representatives of all of the people who acted to save the lives of others during the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001.
From 2002 to 2004, Kennedy worked as chief executive for the Office of Strategic Partnerships for the New York City Department of Education. During this time, she helped raise more than $65 million for the city’s public schools. She currently serves as the Vice Chair of The Fund for Public Schools, a public-private partnership founded in 2002 to attract private funding for public schools in New York City. 
In addition, Kennedy is currently President of the Kennedy Library Foundation, a director of both the Commission on Presidential Debates and the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, and Honorary Chairman of the American Ballet Theatre. She is also an adviser to the Harvard Institute of Politics, a living memorial to her father.
Kennedy has represented her family at the funeral services of former Presidents Ronald Reagan in 2004 and Gerald Ford in 2007, and at the funeral service of former First Lady Lady Bird Johnson in 2007. She also represented her family at the dedication of the William J. Clinton Presidential Center and Park in Little Rock, Arkansas in November 2004.
I placed the education qualifications in bold, as this is another reason why I am offended by the prospects of Senator Caroline Kennedy. She had the celebrity status to raise a ton of money for a public-private partnership. However, this is a person who had not one day’s worth of experience with public education before she parachuted into the central administration of the NYC Public Schools. It is particularly disturbing that her passion is now public education, and wants to be a major force in dictating education policy to those of us in the field.
She received her A.B. from Harvard University and her J.D. from Columbia Law School, after attending the Brearley School, and Convent of the Sacred Heart in Manhattan, and Concord Academy in Massachusetts.
So now we have a woman, born with a silver spoon in her mouth, living on Park Avenue and Martha’s Vineyard, not really in touch with your average New Yorker. She was born on third base with a silver spoon in her mouth, and an appointment to the senate would be the political equivalent of scoring on a balk.
Who do I want in the senate? We need someone with extensive experience in government, particularly on the local level. We need someone who has struggled with federal mandates. We need someone who has gone before the voters on a smaller scale, who has knocked on doors and dealt with complaints and problems on a retail level. We need someone who has worked his or her way up the ladder by being smart and responsive. We need someone more like Barack Obama than legacy-admit George W. Bush.
So, Governor Paterson, there are plenty of folks who have toiled in local government. Plenty of people who have gotten where they are by being scrappy and talented. Plenty of people who would be a great senator, but won’t get there without a little help. Forget the big names. Go find the best candidate.