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Caroline Kennedy Says Ambassadorship Would Be A Wonderful Honor

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Caroline Kennedy attends Grand Central Terminal 100th Anniversary Celebration at Grand Central Terminal on February 1, 2013 in New York City. (Getty/Slaven Vlasic)

Caroline Kennedy attends Grand Central Terminal 100th Anniversary Celebration at Grand Central Terminal on February 1, 2013 in New York City. (Getty/Slaven Vlasic)

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ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOX) – Caroline Kennedy, the daughter of former President John F. Kennedy, was tight-lipped Wednesday about recent reports that she is under consideration to be the next ambassador of Japan.

“I don’t really have anything to say about that,” Kennedy told KMOX’s Charlie Brennan and Debbie Monterrey. “It was a really nice report and it would be a wonderful honor so we’ll see.”

However, don’t expect an announcement this week, CBS News Senior White House Correspondent Bill Plante says, her ambassadorship is not a done deal, contrary to a Washington Post report.

The 55-year-old Kennedy, who backed President Obama early on over Hillary Clinton during his 2008 presidential run, is expected to “thrill the Japanese,” as the Post put it, as they “like their American ambassadors to be superstars.”

Former VP Walter Mondale and former House Speaker Tom Foley are among the big names who have held the post in the past.

  • Charlie and Debbie also spoke with Caroline Kennedy about her newest book, Poems to Learn By Heart. Listen to the full interview below:

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