Democrat in New York Running on Pro-Wall Street Platform
10:10 AM, Jul 9, 2010 • By MARY KATHARINE HAM
File this away in your "Democrats embodying stereotypes of Republicans" folder, along with pro-impeachment Democrat Kesha Rogers of Texas. In Rep. Carolyn Maloney's Upper East Side district (NY-14), constituents who are employed by Wall Street are none too happy with the rhetoric out of Washington, and some are turning to a young hedge fund alumna who vows to "extend a hand rather than a fist" to Wall Street:
Right now, Saujani runs far behind the comfortable Maloney, but says she's attracting support from young people and the tech community. Luckily, the district is full of rich, white liberals who probably won't punish a Democrat for blithely using the n-word on the radio last year (speaking of Democrats embodying Republican stereotypes).
I'm rooting for her partly because she sounds like she has a modicum of common sense, and partly for the comedic value of having the Democrats' 2010 stable include the most vocally pro-impeachment candidate and the most vocally pro-Wall Street candidate of the year. By their own definition, I think that might make the Democratic slate of candidates more "Republican" than the Republicans.
The Democratic primary is Sept. 14. Here she is facing off with Chris Matthews on "Hardball" this week. Unsurprisingly, she comes off looking sympathetic and pleasant with Matthews barking at her, and she didn't say the n-word, so there's that.
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