The Obama administration, grateful for Ted Kennedy's help in pushing the health care law on Capitol Hill and cognizant of [Victoria Reggie Kennedy's] political skills, tried to get her to come work for it. David Axelrod, a senior adviser to the president, says that officials approached Kennedy about doing various jobs in the administration, including working on the national service program her husband coauthored. He repeats the offer. "We're eager to employ her talents any time she's ready and willing. There's a standing interest on our part."