Top Senator rolls on

Thumbnail image for Top Senator compositeOn the latest episode of Top Senator: David Paterson refrains from getting his gut involved, Maureen Dowd says "thank God," and candidates answer questions about their kids' Facebook accounts.

David Paterson said yesterday: "No one has consistently been at the top of my list." [Politics-on-the-Hudson]

He says there are "10 to 15 good candidates" for the job. [Buffalo News]

At least some of those candidates got an extensive background questionnaire sent to them Paterson's people. The questionnaire includes the old usual stuff (any crimes?), the more recent usual stuff (any illegal domestic workers?), and the new usual stuff (list your kids' MySpace and Facebook pages). NYT obtained a copy. Kirsten Gillibrand was among the group who returned the form. No word about Andrew Cuomo. [NYT] [NYT]

Speaking of our local Congresswoman, her people say they have nothing to do with the website touting her for the seat. [TU]

Paterson continued this week to downplay the idea that Caroline Kennedy is the front runner for the job. Paterson's pluses and minuses for Kennedy: relationship with Obama (plus), lack of legislative experience (minus). [AP]

Maureen Dowd on the fact that Kennedy is not an experienced politician: "I say, thank God." [NYT]

Paterson continues to rail against the whole process becoming "a spectacle." He also said today that he's "refrained from having a gut feeling" about the pick. [PotH/Fox5]

It looks like Hillary Clinton's is going to be confirmed for Secretary of State next Tuesday. Paterson has said he wouldn't announce his pick until Clinton is confirmed. [MSNBC]

Comments

As someone from New York City, all I can say is: Go Gillibrand.

I want someone who as at least bothered to vote in general elections.

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