Friday, January 23, 2009

Call Her Senator Gillibrand

In the wake of Caroline Kennedy's withdrawal of her name from consideration, New York Governor David Paterson is reportedly going to name state rep Kirsten Gillibrand to succeed Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in the US Senate.

Gillibrand seems to be a good choice. At 42, she's electable (Secretary Clinton's old Senate seat will have to be rewon in a special runoff election next year) and a proven vote-getter, winning her New York congressional seat from a Republican in 2006 and easily cruising to victory last year. And the fact that she's a female maintains some gender balance in the Senate.

Gillibrand seems to be a typical New York Democrat: Socially liberal (if you discount her proud association and 100% approval rating with the NRA), fiscally conservative. As a blue dog, Gillibrand would help restore some fiscal sense in the Senate. She also knows how to play hardball: When running against Republican incumbent John Sweeney, a report was leaked to the press just before the election about a 911 call placed from the Sweeney residence. It appeared to be a domestic violence call.

I can't imagine who could've leaked that report, can you?


At January 23, 2009 at 7:05 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who leaked it? The Repiglickin' domestic spying apparatus, perhaps? I've been waiting to see you let loose with something based on what Olbermann has been reporting recently. If done properly by the media and bloggers, the unveiling of the shitstorm could keep us horrified and entertained for two more years!

At January 23, 2009 at 7:43 PM, Blogger jurassicpork said...

Can you be more specific with what Mr. Olbermann has been reporting, lately?

At January 23, 2009 at 9:37 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Some Dems are concerned about the loss of her house seat to a Repub, her re-electablity in 2 yrs and her NRA support. I think her resume is pretty strong.

At January 23, 2009 at 9:42 PM, Blogger jurassicpork said...

So do I, tw. I dunno what the big fuss is about among us liberals. You're just not gonna find a politician who will agree with you on all things.

What impresses me about Gillibrand is her consistently strong support for gay rights. That can be a deal-beaker with me, considering how militant I am about that.

At January 24, 2009 at 3:22 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope this link works. The white "O" man had a couple of segments with Russell Tice, a former NSA employee turned whistle-blower, about how the spooks were wiretapping American journalists.

Creepy stuff. Apparently the NSA was using reporters to lead them to people wo would blab about what the Bush Regime was up to, and then silencing the blabbers. Not with murder or anything, just intimidating them.

Kinda like AIDS, if you ask me. Using the defenders -- reporters/T cells -- as a vehicle to kill the host democracy/the body.

I thought you'd be all over this, JP. You're usually way ahead of me. The spooks were monitoring all sorts of people/organizations, which probably explains some of the odd hits you got on the previous Pottersville. No doubt they were hoping it was YOU who had been Googling for the sick sex stuff. What a good way to shame you into silence your outrage, if they had caught you doing something dirty like the pudgy ex-seminarian left-wing radio talker in San Francisco.

How much you want to bet it was Repukes who were behind all these kiddie porn investigations; not so much to crack down on the porn, but to see if they could snaffle any political opponents that way? Hell, the Rethugs might even be running the porn sites, the way the NBC show about catching "predators" puts out the lure to suck in sickos. But there I go being paranoid again.


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