I like this article by Fred Lebrun on Gillibrand’s supposed gaffe telling most of Long Island about how she defends her home:
Then again, this little flap has nothing to do with home protection and everything to do with perception politics, tarnishing the rash upstater. Gillibrand has been targeted by a number of individuals and institutions offended she got the job, and determined to take it away from her. Gillibrand has to bob and weave if she hopes to keep it, and not set herself up as a sitting duck.
For contrast, here’s Newsday’s latest jab at her.Â I really think the opposition to her boils down to not wanting to have some upstate rube representing urbane and sophisticated downstaters.Â That is certainly the image media outlets like Newsday are promoting.