ALBANY, New York (CNN) - New York Gov. David Paterson appointed Rep. Kirsten Gillibrand to fill Hillary Clinton's vacant U.S. Senate seat Friday.
Gillibrand, 42, was elected to her second term in the House of Representatives in November.
John, Brooklyn, New York-
Excellent question..., that's where I think the Governor made his mistake, the majority of the voters reside in the City.. and although his pick may be the most qaulified for the position... I don't see people living in the city limits (majority of the voters) relating to this candidate when it's time for re-election...
Well, better than her ultra liberal predecessor, but if she is honest she may be ok.
Good choice! No, great choice! I support Paterson all the way. He has done a great job! I am a NY voter and will vote Paterson!
Kirsten Gillibrand wouldn't have been my 1st choice. however being from and representing upstate New York's 20th Congressional District, maybe she can draw some favortism away from NYC and benefit the upstate tax payers for a change.
Now we finally have representation for Upstate NY in the US Senate. Congratulations, (soon-to-be) Senator Gillibrand!
Gov. Paterson dissed the majority of the voters. It was they who elected Hilary.
I hope you loose that seat in 2010 for such a choice its here comes the NRA
This also leaves the door wide open for 2010. Horrible choice Gov Paterson.
Whats wrong with fiscal conservative who supports individual rights, especially the 2nd amendment?
Good luck, Kirsten. You have my support, don't let us down.
Stands to reason, Blagojevich picked a black candidate to replace black candidate and Patterson picked an upstate hill-billy to replace an Arkansas hill-billy.
Glad to see politics and Al D'Amato had nothing to do with the pick. Hey wait, isn't that Al on the podium??
Bad choice, how can you be a democrat in an ultra conservative district. Gain one more seat for republicans in the senate and the house of rep. Unfortunately for both Gillibrand and Patterson, they won't win re-election.
Polar bears against Palen,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, It is Palin genius.
THIS is a GREAT selection, my kind of politician, does not live by some dogmatic preset views set-forth by NOW and other "womens groups".
Each individual issue is not what as a Liberal should I do or think or a Conservative, NO WAY, each issue is about right or wrong or a good idea or a bad one and we need more MODERATE thinking in this country.
Caroline "You know" Kennedy would have been a liberal yes person for whatever was presented, pretty much a Kennedy dish-rag.
This woman is a monster.
Im glad that he did
nt appoint a kenndy
to that seat that
hilary left,we dont
need anymore kenndys in goverment.they need
to get rid of teddy
remember he killed
that young lady in
Since people are split between saying it is a great choice and a terrible choice, that must mean it is a very good choice.
It's ironic that the forerunner prior to Princess Caroline's dictate that she should be the one, was the chosen one. Gillibrand had been mentioned as a favorite successor by Hillary, in order to keep a female in office that was adept. Princess Caroline appeared to be suffering under the Blagdovidch scadal of pay to play. Princess Caroline supported Obama and then wanted some reward. This makes her support look more legitimate than if she as a non-representative got a position. I find it completely hypocritical that those that say Sarah Palin, who actually ran for office more than once, and have people say that she had no experience thought that Princess Caroline had more experience in politics. Sarah Palin for all her inexperience with the press, which has proven to be no less pitiful than Princess Caroline's press experience, has been a leader, while Princess Caroline has been able to do things from a "legacy", big difference, when you have to earn the right to lead, versus expect it.