Global Review sends a big, warm hug to Gov. David Paterson for choosing Rep. Kirsten Gillibrand to succeed now-Secretary Hillary Clinton. Gillibrand is a great choice, especially compared to dynast Caroline Kennedy, whose liberalism is exceeded only by her inexperience. The choice of Gillibrand is a nod to the diversity of New York state. Not all of us live in New York city, nor do all New York Democrats subscribe to city liberalism.
Gillibrand is an upstater (from Hudson, south of Albany), who has some conservative credentials, and - this is a huge plus for Global Review - voted against the $800 billion TARP bailout last September.
What a boon to have a Senator who listens to her constituents instead of telling them what they ought to believe!