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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

New York's stand-in

So Caroline didn't get Hillary's vacant seat, although she probably could have had it. She withdrew at the last minute, and Gov. Paterson appointed Kirsten Gillibrand, a pro-gun, anti-amnesty (maybe) Democrat. As you can imagine, many people who wanted a more, choice...are upset. It seems that she's under heavy fire now.

Of course, many (or most?) of the attacks are unjust. From a recent NYTimes article:

"El Diario La Prensa, the Spanish-language daily, described her as 'a disappointing choice.'

'If Gov. David Paterson wanted to deliver a slap to immigrant New Yorkers, he effectively did so with his appointment yesterday of Representative Kirsten Gillibrand,' El Diario said in an editorial on Saturday."

Really? I've always been of the impression that legal immigrants often disapprove of illegal immigrants, because they don't do the same hard work to obtain citizenship. And besides, illegal immigrants don't vote or pay why on Earth should they be represented by our government officials?