January 13, 2010

EVEN DEMOCRATS ARE RUNNING AGAINST THE UR:

Ford camp calls Gillibrand a White House puppet, accuses Obama of interfering in 'free election' (David Saltonstall and Michael Saul, 1/12/10, NY DAILY NEWS)

The West Wing squeeze play to stop a Ford primary challenge sparked a backlash. Top New York Democrats, including Attorney General Andrew Cuomo and Council Speaker Christine Quinn, spoke up for Ford's right to run.

A Ford bid looked likelier Tuesday as aides to the ex-Tennessee congressman rolled out attack lines against Gillibrand.

"The unelected senator does what she's told by a political establishment unaccustomed to tolerating independent thinking," said Davidson Goldin, Ford's spokesman. Ford's "priority would be putting to use his clout as an independent Democrat to do what's best for New Yorkers, not what he's told," he said.

Jefrey Pollock, a Gillibrand adviser, shot back, "As a conservative congressman, 'Tennessee' Harold Ford Jr.'s idea of 'independent' thinking was voting more with George Bush than pro-choice women."


Bingo!

Posted by Orrin Judd at January 13, 2010 6:35 AM
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