Sen. Gillibrand visits Suffolk

Sen. Gillibrand visits Suffolk

There are 14 comments on the Newsday story from Apr 17, 2009, titled Sen. Gillibrand visits Suffolk. In it, Newsday reports that:

On her first visit to Suffolk County since being appointed to the U.S. Senate , Kirsten Gillibrand said yesterday that Long Island presents many of the same political issues as her home turf upstate.

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Edward

Brookhaven, NY

#1 Apr 17, 2009
Ho-hum. Yippie. Didn't Hillary come down state too? What good did that do us?
poconoweeze

Kunkletown, PA

#2 Apr 18, 2009
maybe the good senator should look at the lineup for the summer concerts at jones beach. jane and her addiction??? are you kidding me??????whatever happened to the beach boys and julio inglesias??????oh puleeze. thanks doanald trump pig that you are. get a hair styleist. with your billions do something with your do.eccsentric that you are.
cathy

Nyack, NY

#3 Apr 18, 2009
ugh ... we need real representation, not this
Teddie R2

AOL

#5 Apr 18, 2009
This is a very good point that Newsday reporter Reid Epstein points out: that the Federal fishing regulations that impact Suffolk were not an issue of concern in Gillibrand's upstate former House district.
New York is enormously diverse in constituent needs and industrial and economic requirements. Gillibrand wisely understands that she needs to visit all the various communities as soon as possible. It is exhausting work requiring a fierce dedication and attention to details.
Senator Gillibrand's excellent first hand research into all these issues of her New York State constituents will pay off with a more thorough understand of the issues and better targeted legislation.
Penny Quince

Fairfield, CT

#6 Apr 18, 2009
Let us hope that the Long Island democrats who are threatening a primary challenge to Senator Gillibrand wake up and realize how damaging that would be to President Obama's agenda for recovery, and to all New Yorkers. A nasty primary contest (and Israel, Cooper, and Maloney have already publicly undermined Gillibrand's character and integrity) would greatly damage the democratic nominee and probably award the NY Senate seat to a republican. With such a slender majority in the US Senate, that would be catastrophic. Let us hope these democrats stop attacking Gillibrand and help her to be successful. She's smart, hard working, and has always been a progressive democrat - she deserves their support and helpl! I am confident she will be great for Long Island in the US Senate.
Gillibrand sucks

Rockaway, NJ

#7 Apr 18, 2009
Penny, your a dope. She is another shill democrat who doesnt know dhick!!
apocalypse soon

Milford, CT

#8 Apr 18, 2009
Came from upstate to Suffolk in order to buy a pair of flip-flops so as to complete and enhance her trademark reputation.
new yorker

Smithtown, NY

#9 Apr 18, 2009
This woman is a turn-coat! She runs and gets elected on specific issues, then gets Clinton seat and the Big Boys in the party come after her and she changes her stand on the issues.

If she can't stand up to Schumer and his ilk, how will she stand up for US?
Balto

Norwalk, CT

#10 Apr 18, 2009
It's called 'lip service'. Chuckie Chese Schumer and the lefty Libs had Gillie toeing the socialist line before she got on the plane to Washington.

She is in lockstep to hurt you if you work for a living.
Commies go home

Scarsdale, NY

#11 Apr 18, 2009
Penny Quince wrote:
Let us hope that the Long Island democrats who are threatening a primary challenge to Senator Gillibrand wake up and realize how damaging that would be to President Obama's agenda for recovery, and to all New Yorkers. A nasty primary contest (and Israel, Cooper, and Maloney have already publicly undermined Gillibrand's character and integrity) would greatly damage the democratic nominee and probably award the NY Senate seat to a republican. With such a slender majority in the US Senate, that would be catastrophic. Let us hope these democrats stop attacking Gillibrand and help her to be successful. She's smart, hard working, and has always been a progressive democrat - she deserves their support and helpl! I am confident she will be great for Long Island in the US Senate.
Lets hope the Republicans win big time and save us from the liberal Democratic socialist agenda.
LIP

Parsippany, NJ

#12 Apr 18, 2009
Commies go home wrote:
<quoted text>
Lets hope the Republicans win big time and save us from the liberal Democratic socialist agenda.
You want the Republicans to "save us"? Any objective measure of what that party has done to the country considering how they found it and how they left it would say just the opposite.
Stop throwing out recently made meaningless insults like "socialist" because you know you aren't trying to describe anyone's ideology. If conservatives relied less on political posturing and actual skill at governing, maybe you guys would have an ounce of power in the government.
rrlieberma

New York, NY

#13 Apr 18, 2009
It is good to know, but not surprising to those who know her, that "Gillibrand received largely positive reviews from elected officials, union leaders and community activists with whom she met during the Hauppauge meeting."

As Legis. John M. Kennedy Jr.(R-Nesconset) said, "I commend her for taking the time to come here. "Of course, I'm hoping we get the follow-through."

Exactly. And I hope that Newsday will cover positive developments so that New York voters will appreciate the excellence of the Gillibrand appointment and the importance of coalescing around her in 2010.
fran20

Old Chatham, NY

#14 Apr 18, 2009
Gillibrand has only been in office for just over 2 months, and NY is an enormously diverse and complex state. As she points out, her focus is on the job at hand, not hypothetical political questions about the future. From news reports, it's clear that she has been working tirelessly, traveling the state and managing her Senate role in DC with its intense demands, to meet new individuals and groups and listen to their concerns. This kind of constituent advocacy is exactly why she now has an 80% approval rating in her former district. Rep. Kennedy said he wants "follow-through." With Gillibrand, he will get it. Her keen intelligence and dedication produce results. NY is lucky to have her and as they get to know her, that will become apparent.
Martha

United States

#16 Apr 20, 2009
She is another HILLARY !!!!! A do nothing for Long Island.

Why don't they help us with the high TAXES!!!!!

They all the same and I can't get out of this place soon enough.

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