On parakeets

parakeetsAt the Capitol yesterday in Albany, Harold Ford said this about Kirsten Gillibrand and Chuck Schumer:

"Understand that you are not elected to the United States Senate to be a parakeet, or take instructions from the Democratic leadership."

To which Kirsten Gillibrand (or whoever tweets for her) responded around noon today via Twitter:

"Parakeet?" I wouldn't allow my 6 yr old to engage in this kind of namecalling. And HF thinks he should be Senator?

Presumably she also wanted to add: "I'm rubber and you're glue, whatever you say bounces off me and sticks on you" -- but, well, you know, Twitter limits you to 140 characters.

Ford is also on Twitter. Sadly, there have been no @ responses between the two. Yet.

By the way: Ford had an op/ed piece in NYT yesterday about how the Democrats could chart a "better course."

Earlier on AOA:
+ Describing the candidates
+ Does she sound like a senator?
+ The quick scan of Ford/Gillibrand

photo: Flickr user Young in Panama


two politicians are bickering like children, and this is blog-worthy? must be a slow day.

Um.. Mr. Ford: Sen Corning was not elected to the senate, you better brush up on some NY facts, and Sen Corning, if you want to keep your appointment and turn it into an elected position you best grow up.

Didn't Ford mean to say "parrot"? "Parakeet" doesn't make sense.

Hey AOA, those are cute birdies but not parakeets! Casa de Birdies would like to remind you to be species specific when it comes to birdies. We will be informing the Ford campaign as well.

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