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Kirsten GillibrandThere are a bunch of interesting tidbits in a NYT piece today about Kirsten Gillibrand. Among them is Jim Tedisco's apparent admiration for her ability to, well, tell people what they want to hear:

On Sunday, Ms. Gillibrand said she no longer favored branding immigrant-friendly cities such as New York as "sanctuary cities" and denying them federal tax benefits. On Monday, she no longer favored deputizing police officers as immigration officers.

"It's not so much of changing my view as broadening," Ms. Gillibrand said.

Perhaps, although James Tedisco, a Republican assemblyman who is running for her old congressional seat, complimented her: "She's very good at listening and regurgitating it back at you intelligently," he said.

Admiration swells in his voice. "That's the mark of a good politician and a fine public servant," he said.

In other KG news: she let reporters take a look at her tax returns from the past three years yesterday. The short story: she made a lot more money as an attorney.

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Good for Senator Corning... broadening her views... real nice... she will sell out upstate to stay in the job. How about a politician that has core values for once... say and act in a harmonious way...

James Tedisco needs to stop all of this political crap and focus on his true talent. Crooning. I'll be first in line to buy his album. It will fit in nicely between my CD of screaming cats and "That's What I Call Sirens, Volume 9".

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