The Post quotes sources as saying that Sheekey had hoped to round up overwhelming support for Kennedy so she would become the “inevitable” choice when Gov. David Paterson picks a successor for Hillary Clinton as she steps out of her Senate seat to take up post as Secretary of State.
"Everything was backfiring," said one source of the intense behind-the-scenes effort by Sheekey.
"She wasn't prepped enough," said a source. "She wasn't ready to do this."