Sunday, February 1, 2009
Anti-Immigration Democrat to Replace Hillary Clinton in Senate ?
PIX NEWS is being told that Congresswoman Kirsten Gillibrand is the reported choice of Governor David Paterson to fill the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Hillary Clinton. Two Congressional sources say members of the New York delegation have been invited to join Governor Paterson for the announcement in Albany at noon tomorrow.
Kirsten Gillibrand is no friend of immigrants in a heavily immigrant state. She is no Hillary Clinton and is not worthy of being her replacement. It's easy to talk tough and vilify immigrants when you're upstate with few immigrants there to challenge the impression you give people with your inflammatory remarks. Let's see you try that downstate Kirsten where people actually have contact with immigrants everyday and can see through your B.S.
Update: Gillibrand now says she supports the DREAM Act and is open to Comprehensive Immigration Reform. She probably avoided a major primary challenge by changing her stance on the issue, she will most likley remain a Senator after the next election. I'm really hoping she's genuine in her support and this isn't just an act of survival in an immigrant heavy state. My advice to her: actions speak louder than words Kirsten, show us you care about the tired, the poor, the huddled masses if you want to win over the loyalty of New Yorkers. New Yorkers like someone with a big heart who isn't scared of ethnic sounding names.