Maloney Stars in Saujani Ad About Maloney

Friday, September 10, 2010 - 05:56 PM

Reshma Saujani hits her Democratic Rep. Carolyn Maloney for running away from reporters after their only debate. She says she did not own stock in British Petroleum when, actually, she did.

Saujani also repeats the claim that Maloney raised money from lobbyists on the same day she voted on a bill directly impacting those lobbyists and their clients.

That last charge is, clearly, relevant. But the impact of not debating an opponent more than once is more of a process-y issue that gets reporters and editorial boards in a tither. Usually not many voters care. And the impact of owning - or not owning - BP stock isn't immediately clear to me.

But painting an incumbent lawmaker as dishonest and cozy with business interests does have an obvious upshot.

The irony, of course, is that Saujani worked in the financial services industry and is in the rare position of being a Wall Street defender at a time when most people think big business has gotten enough out of Washington.


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Just because you did not get a response does not constitute the idea that she is a poor representative. The fact is, she is a great representative and has done a lot in Congress. Remember, her office deals with about 600,000 constituents. If you felt your issue needed a response, you should have perused it more persistently.

Sep. 12 2010 09:19 AM

I am a resident of Astoria part of the district Carolyn Maloney
represents. Twice in the past I've tried to contacting her about
about a problem we are facing. Zilch,nada ,zero reply from her.
Does she really represent us? I don't think so.

Sep. 12 2010 07:53 AM

In her professional life Saujani has been the protegee of some of the crookedest people in New York, so it's pretty hypocritical for her to be yipping and yapping about the fine print in a fundraiser that was held for Maloney.

Saujani is the Yuppie Princess from Hell, a true Wall Street shill, Harold Ford, Jr. in a dress. Why should we replace our excellent congresswoman, Maloney, with this hubristic, resume-inflating, entitled-to-start-at-the-top piece of work?

Sep. 11 2010 04:50 AM

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