Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Gillibrand Lashes Out at Remarks From Ford

Gillibrand Lashes Out at Remarks From Ford; The New York Times

Senator Kirsten E. Gillibrand sharply objected Tuesday to Harold E. Ford Jr.’s characterization of her as “a parakeet” and accused him of engaging in a “fraudulent” campaign for her Senate seat.

Ms. Gillibrand’s remarks came a day after Mr. Ford appeared on an Albany radio show and suggested that she lacked the independence to be a senator.

“Understand that you’re not elected to the United States Senate to be a parakeet or to take instructions from the Democratic leadership,” Mr. Ford said, a jab at Ms. Gillibrand, who was appointed to the Senate last year to fill the seat vacated by Hillary Rodham Clinton.

Comment: Let's face the facts here; there's 100 parakeets in the Senate Mr Ford, and if elected you'll be one too.

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