Another rough day for the upstate girl trying to play "one of us" with downstaters. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand made the obligatory MLK Day visit to Al Sharpton's National Action Network event, only to see the man running against her take center stage. Harold Ford and Reverand Al reminisced about past relationships and the support Ford's dad gave Sharpton's Presidential runs.
The black vote comprises a good 25% of ballots cast in a statewide Democratic primary and if the party gives Governor Paterson the heave-ho, you can bet this group will not be denied the Senate nod.
As Joe and Mika say, the "optics" didn't look good for Gilly at this event.
On the other hand it's a shame a US Senator feels the need to kiss the ring of the perpetrator of the Tawana Brawley hoax.
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