Caroline Kennedy will likely be named the U.S. ambassador to Japan, the Washington Post and CNN reported Monday.
Kennedy, the daughter of President John F. Kennedy, is currently being vetted for the position, according to CNN. According to ABC, the nomination is not yet final. She would replace current Ambassador John Roos, who has held the post since 2009.
The appointment would make the New York-based lawyer and author the first woman to hold the post in Tokyo.
Although Kennedy has largely remained outside of the political sphere, her high-profile endorsement of President Barack Obama during the 2008 Democratic presidential primaries was seen as a big boost for the then-senator over rival Hillary Clinton. Kennedy backed Obama again in 2012, delivering a speech at the Democratic National Convention in September.
I hope she enjoys this because when I think of Carolina I think she hasn't had much joy in her life.