Surprising pretty much everyone, NY Governor David Patterson is expected to announce today that he has selected upstate conservative Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand to fill the seat vacated by new Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, infuriating the Dems who had been aggressively lobbying behind the scenes for the patronage peach.
Gillibrand, an upstate congesswoman has defeated two strong Republican challenges in two election cycles. Unusual for a Dem, she did it with the help of the NRA, voted against the bailouts, and has not been supportive of gay marriage.
Liberal downstate Dems, like Andrew Cuomo, Carolyn McCarthy, and Steve Israel, are reported to be furious with the pick, with several of them threatening to challenge the governor in the state primary next year.
Friday, January 23, 2009
And the left is PI$$ED.
Posted by traderrob at 6:25 AM