Thursday, January 22, 2009

Paterson Picks Conservative Democrat?

Huffington Post is reporting it is likely to upstate congresswoman, Kirsten Gillbrand. She's a gun-loving blue dog dem who doesn't have a great record on LGBT rights. We went from Caroline Kennedy, who is totally supportive of marriage equality, to this.

The Daily Beast, noting her 100% scorecard from the NRA, describes her as a "bizarro version of Sarah Palin."

Americablog notes that she had the lowest Human Rights Campaign score of any New York Democrat, at 80%. She didn't co-sponsor a repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell and opposed legislation to grant same-sex partners of U.S. citizens and permanent residents the same immigration benefits, in addition to a few other things. Yeah, 80% is better than many Dems across the country, but this is New York, isn't it?