Nobody Knows Who Kirsten Gillibrand Is, Still

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She's been a senator for three months now, but as she works her way through every corner of the state, it's clear that, to many people, she's vaguely recognizable at best. "Oh! You’re the lady from upstate New York!" was how one senior citizen in Brooklyn greeted Gillibrand recently. At another event in Manhattan, she was somehow mistaken for a brunette Fox reporter. And at the Staten Island Chamber of Commerce — this is all on the same day, mind you — her name was mispronounced unrelentingly during her introduction. Well ... close enough. [Buffalo News]