Elsewhere: Hillary, Hannity, Male Ego

 Elsewhere: Hillary, Hannity, Male Ego

Hillary Clinton gets help from the New York City Council, courtesy of Ramon Martinez, and says “stay tuned” when asked about when a woman will be elected president.

The RNC hopes people don’t stay tuned, since the media is derailing the Republican agenda.

MoveOn.org tries finding out what should be their agenda and starts polling it’s members about the Hillary-Jonathan Tasini race.

Dan Gerstein thinks Ned Lamont doesn’t quite grasp the nuances ofJoe Lieberman’s stance on Iraq.

“Only the tin-foil-hat-wearing Lamont campaign could twist that to mean Lieberman supports the exact opposite.”

Bill O’Reilly loses top billing among viewers in the 25-54 year-old demographic to Hannity and Colmes.

“I wouldn’t interpret it as anything other than two elected officials who are at the fair on the same day.”

That’s how Eliot Spitzer’s spokeswoman, Christine Anderson, described Spitzer’s walk around a milk tent with Sen. Chuck Schumer today. That’s basically how Spitzer’s appearance with Andrew Cuomo this weekend was described also.

Gatemouth writes that voting for Mark Green is “the equivalent of cold showers and root canal, but no one ever said that growing up would be fun.”

Green isn’t the only person to launch a comparison campaign.

Attached below is a letter from Cuomo supporters attacking Green for being too urban.

And pictured above is Alex, a freshman at the New School, who told me he’ll be voting for Hillary in 2008 because she’ll do “major damage” to the male ego.

Azi Paybarah

August 31, 2006

Mark Green
MG4AG
420 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY

Dear Mr. Green:

It has come to our attention that in a televised debate in August you said, “we live in an urban state.” Additionally, in May you said, “there are no good restaurants in Albany,” and you have also made comments about being familiar with our area only because you drove your children to and from Cornell University while they were in college. When your political consultant was recently asked why your campaign was so focused on New York City, he replied, “the bulk of the vote is downstate in the Democratic Primary.”

We believe these remarks reflect an insensitivity and dismissal for upstate New Yorkers and the critical issues we face. How could upstate New Yorkers trust that you would be there to fight for us if you simply dismiss the entire region?

In our experience, very few New York City residents share your disregard for the rest of New York State. Certainly, no other leading Democrat in our State does: Senator Clinton, Senator Schumer, and the man you hope to succeed, Attorney General Eliot Spitzer, have all made their passion for and understanding of our region quite clear.

As you come to the wonderful city of Syracuse this weekend to visit the State Fair, I encourage you to learn what so many of your fellow New Yorkers already know: namely, that New York is a diverse state, and that its suburban and rural areas make a profoundly important contribution to our State and our Nation.

For instance, New York State’s agricultural industry generated over $3.6 billion in 2004. With one of every four acres in New York State devoted to agricultural pursuits, New York State is a nationwide agricultural leader, especially in dairy products, apples, cabbage, sweet corn, snap peas, tomatoes, pumpkins, cucumbers, cauliflower, and, of course, maple syrup. Our tourism industry employs hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers, and draws visitors from all over the world. And our hard-hit manufacturing industry demands nothing less than your respect for the many years’ labor of so many hardworking New Yorkers.

New York is much more than just an urban state. More than half the state’s population lives outside the five boroughs of New York City, and the challenges we face are quite different from those faced in New York City. The last thing we need in an Attorney General is a career politician who is interested only in taking care of his base. We need an Attorney General who will stand up for the entire state, and who will protect every New Yorker, regardless of where they live and how often they vote in Democratic Primaries.

Please feel free to contact us, so we can educate you on the important issues facing our communities. We hope you enjoy your time in Syracuse at the State Fair and come back to visit us often.

Sincerely,

Mayor Shawn Hogan
City of Hornell

Mayor Daryl Hayden
City of Fulton

Mayor Dan O’Hara
City of Baldwinsville

Mayor John Heindorf
Village of North Syracuse