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Quoted: Kirsten Gillibrand on Harold Ford Jr's 'parakeet' comment

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand speaks in New York on Jan. 13 about the humanitarian crisis in Haiti. (Reuters/Lucas Jackson)

"'Parakeet?' I wouldn't allow my 6 yr old to engage in this kind of namecalling."
-- Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand responding to Harold Ford Tuesday on Twitter. Ford, poised for run at Gillibrand's New York Senate seat, in a radio interview Monday called her a political "parakeet" who mimics Democratic leaders.

By The Reliable Source  |  January 27, 2010; 1:02 AM ET
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Harold Ford brings new meaning to the term "oily politician". Why in the name of Moses would New York need to import this self entitled jacka'' to represent it in the Senate?

Talk about a Manchurian candidate, he gives me the creeps!

Posted by: SoCali | January 27, 2010 1:44 PM | Report abuse

They're both horrible candidates. I fully expect to cast a blank vote in this race.

Or maybe I'll write in someone like Rep. Carolyn McCarthy, who could have been running, if not for the efforts of Chuck Schumer and the White House to shoot down all possible competition.

Posted by: Itzajob | January 27, 2010 2:06 PM | Report abuse

We don't need to import anyone to represent us - we have a very good senator in Gillibrand. I'm from upstate New York, from the 20th District, which used to be represented by Senator Gillibrand when she was in the House. I don't understand the antipathy towards her from many Democrats; I believe that downstaters (NYC, Long Island) resent that we now have a Senator that is not from down there, and that somehow if you are from upstate you are not qualified. While I sympathized with Mr. Ford when his Tennessee campaign was so horribly sandbagged, I do not believe he represents the beliefs and opinions of New Yorkers, and should not try to further his own ambitions by pushing his way into New York politics.

Posted by: lafred | January 27, 2010 2:48 PM | Report abuse

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