It’s funny. I have a friend who is as liberal as I am conservative, and we’re always getting into it with each other. When then Congresswoman Kristen Gilligan was appointed Senator, I told my friend, “Leave it to Gov. Paterson to nominate a Democrat I would like more than you to replace Hillary Clinton.”
Gilligan was a pro-gun, small government, tax cutting blue dog Democrat. That is of course, until she became Senator and was “enlightened” by big city liberals. She then started to flip on every position, most notably when it came to guns. After bragging aboot having a shotgun under her bed and having those same “enlightened” big city liberals criticized her for it, a press release went out that the guns were removed.
Now Gilligan, who received an “A” rating from the NRA when she was in Congress, is now proud to be endorsed by gun control advocates. As the NY Post points out, this isn’t the only time she’s been “enlightened” over the past year and a half…
Refused to join an effort by 146 House Democrats to kill the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy on homosexuals in the military. Now, she says, she’s a leading advocate for repealing the ban on gays serving openly.
Opposed the TARP bailout in the House — but supported it in the Senate.
Opposed “any proposal” that would grant amnesty to illegal immigrants, but now is a solid proponent of a comprehensive “path to citizenship” — that is to say, de facto legalization.
Of course, it would be nice if we knew who was running against her and didn’t have to wait until September 14th to find out who her opponent is, but I’ll have more on that later.