So New York will have another woman Senator. Congratulations, Kirsten Gillibrand. This is a very good choice by Gov Paterson.
[Sorry for the late opening of the open thread.]
Update: Well, that was a hasty and not very well thought out post. Turns out that Ms. Gillibrand won't bring much progressive energy to the White House. But perhaps she will find herself reconsidering her Blue Dog status as she has to represent the whole state. Or perhaps she's the DiFi of New York. But I suspect she might have a harder time making the case.