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View Diary: Jon Stewart to Sen Gillibrand: "Does anyone sit with you in the Senate cafeteria?" (292 comments)

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  •  I First Met KG (13+ / 0-)

    At a fundraiser upstate in '06.  I wasn't expecting much - Sweeney had a lead of around 20 points in the polls and she seemed like a sacrificial lamb who had been put up as a token candidate in a very Republican district.  She immediately took command of the room, which included some pretty savvy political types.  Her command of the issues was amazing and when she did the meet-and-greet after her speech, she treated everyone like her long-lost best friend and she couldn't wait to hear what you had to say.  She acted as though it was a foregone conclusion that she would beat Sweeney (probably the most worthy target in the House at the time) and all she talked about was what was planning to do when she got to Congress.  She is a professional politician in the best sense of the word.  I see no limit to where she can go.

    •  People here like Gillibrand on TV, (4+ / 0-)
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      LynneK, Clarknt67, sturunner, MRA NY

      but in person she is so much better.

      This bit of your comment is 100 percent true:

      Her command of the issues was amazing and when she did the meet-and-greet after her speech, she treated everyone like her long-lost best friend and she couldn't wait to hear what you had to say.

      My first time was in May 2006 (diary here), and my first impression -- "she's a fighting Dem and really a great candidate -- smart, articulate, hard-working and attractive" -- holds up well after four-plus years.

      I didn't mention this in the diary -- when I introduced myself, and noted my DKos name, her face lit up and she thanked me for writing about her race.

      Good politicians remember names, great politicians remember DKos pseudonyms.

      A public option for health insurance is a national priority.

      by devtob on Wed Jan 05, 2011 at 02:29:03 PM PST

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