24 January 2009

Kirsten Gillibrand???

Kirsten Gillibrand has taken Hillary's Senate seat--an odd choice. I was glad that Caroline Kennedy didn't get it just because I'm opposed to the creation of political families, but Gillibrand is quite a disappointment. During her time in the House, she was a member of the Blue Dog coalition that supported eaves-dropping on innocent Americans and the idiotic FISA Amendments Act of 2008 that provided immunity to large telecom companies.

3 comments:

libhom said...

She's also a disturbing and dangerous gun extremist.

Comrade Kevin said...

The more I read and heard about Caroline Kennedy, the less I liked her.

However, what might be fortunate for us is that her term is limited to another two years. Russ Feingold is proposing legislation to make all appointments like this a matter of special popular elections, not appointments by Governors. It will be interesting to see if it passes.

nicholas said...

Hopefully she won't have the seat long enough to get comfortable in it.