The Upper East Side will not be denied adequate representation in the United States Senate, it appears: Congresswoman Maloney is putting together a real campaign to fight for the Senate seat currently held by Paterson appointee Kirsten Gillibrand. City Hall News:
Rep. Carolyn Maloney is moving forward with her prospective Senate candidacy, signing Cindy Darrison as a fundraiser and Josh Isay of Knickerbocker SKD to do communications for her. She is planning to make an indication of her candidacy by the end of the month, though the formal creation of a Senate exploratory committee may wait until as late as the fall, according to several in Maloney’s camp. She will not start any major effort to fundraise before the end of this quarter on June 30.
People who hire Isay tend to be serious. Now watch Rahm Emanuel put on his combat boots and stomp Maloney; like, say, he did with Steve Israel's already-functioning campaign for the same seat.
As Sarah Palin enjoys being able to weather the affects of the financial crisis through shopping sprees that are large enough to be considered economic stimuli in themselves, many women (who still on average only make 79 cents for every 1 dollar their male counterparts earn) are suffering. This issue is not a rant, its not a movement, it is a disparity in our country that still has not been dealt with. People should be rewarded for their work not their gender. Its not just the $150,000 dollar wardrobe, the fact that she bases her foreign policy on being able to see a foreign nation from her window or that she couldn’t name any of the major newspapers that she reads. Instead the biggest problem is that she was selected by the McCain camp in a rushed attempt to secure potential dissenting Democrat women who saw their dreams of President Hillary Clinton vanish after the primary elections. Bad move. They banked on exploiting the female vote without really taking a stance on issues important to women. read more »