More Gillibrand presidential speculation

Filed under: stories about Kirsten Gillibrand and presidency -- Politico's Maggie Haberman writes that KG is "is quietly building a résumé that would allow her to be taken seriously should she ever decide to run for president." (Includes admiring, if awkward, quote from Howard Dean.) Of course, Hillary Clinton and Andrew Cuomo might complicate any such plan in the near future. (As for the dynamic between Clinton and Cuomo -- it depends on who's talking, and to whom.) [Politico] [NY Post] [@JonCampbellGAN]


Poor Andy.

Some have speculated Cuomo had a hand in Spitzer's downfall. This would be funny. Because if Spitzer didn't become Client No 9, Gillibrand would be the ex congresswoman from NY instead of the Senator from NY with presidential aspirations who will be another roadblock in his quest for power.

Gillibrand is without a doubt, the luckiest politician alive. I hope she sends Eliot tokens of her appreciation.

When she announced her unlikely run against Sweeney years back I can tell you that not one person in the room was thinking she might be president some day. Dean's comment about underwhelming would have been too kind. Hell, she wouldn't even have beaten Sweeney if it wasn't for his alcohol problem. So she owes her whole career to a drunken wife abuser and the governor who loved the hookers. It's pretty amazing. However, she deserves much credit for making the most of it.

Somewhere, her grandmother is smiling. Oppa is the Noonan Style!

I love Kirsten Gillibrand - was happy for her to become a Congresswoman, surprised and elated that she became a Senator, but c'mon - she will never be President.

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