Kirsten Gillibrand and Harold Ford Jr. Forced to Stand Next to Each Other


Yesterday, after Tennessean New Yorker Harold Ford Jr. sent a letter to Kirsten Gillibrand and Chuck Schumer asking them to “put the people of New York first” and vote against health-care reform, Gillibrand personally rebuked her potential primary challenger for the first time. Ford’s “record of being anti-choice, anti-marriage equality, and now opposed to President Obama’s health care legislation may be right for Tennessee,” her statement reads, playing the carpetbagger card with gusto, “but I don’t believe New Yorkers will stand for a senator that says they will oppose President Obama, just like the insurance companies want.” Burn! But just as things started to get testy between the two, they both showed up to Al Sharpton’s press conference on the Haitian earthquake relief efforts, where the awkwardness, area metaphysicists report, was nearly intense enough to create a tear in the space-time continuum.