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Today, New York Governor David Paterson announced his pick to replace Hillary Clinton‘s seat in the U.S. Senate. Paterson tapped Congresswoman Kirsten Gillibrand, a 42-year-old from upstate New York who also appears to have stolen Hillary’s haircut. Gillibrand will serve as the Junior Senator from the state until a special election is held in November 2010.

Who does Governor Paterson think he is, anyway, appointing this new Senator by apparently legal means and failing to satiate the nation’s clear desire for circus-like appointment scenarios? SIgh, okay, well, tell us a little bit about yourself, Senator Gillibrand! How will you fill Hillary’s shoes? What are your positions on women’s issues? Do you wear pantsuits?

Well, it looks like her Congressional Web site is like, really fucking slow for some reason. More later.

UPDATE: There are rumors on the Internets that Gillibrand supports gay marriage. Unreal!