More good news: Yesterday, George Pataki became the latest in a long string of Republicans to duck a run against Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, even though seemingly every challenger characterizes her as “weak, spineless and out of touch.” Pataki decided instead to confirm his true patriotism, not to mention his complete political irrelevance, by starting “Revere America”, an organization that will run a petition drive to ask for the repeal of healthcare reform.
65% of the voters in the Florida district, and 63% of New Yorkers, voted for Obama in 2008. There are just some places where all the teabaggery in the world won’t make a whit of difference, and it’s nice to see confirmation of that fact.
By the way, my take is that Gillibrand is consistently underrated. She’s smart, hard-working and a great fundraiser. She’ll be New York’s Senator as long as she wants to the job.