Scanning the local periodicals this chilly Spring morning, a certain headline in the Niagara Gazette caught my eye. The headline is "SCHUMER: New York’s other senator talks WNY economy". What I found perplexing is the label of the "other" Senator, when referring to Senator Charles Schumer.
During the Schumer-Billary tenure in New York, Schumer has never been the "other" Senator, he's been the only Senator. He's been the most vocal, he's most definitely been the most visible, unless you count Hill's romp around the Niagara Falls airbase in her canary yellow jumpsuit after claiming her efforts saved it, and Schumer never promised 200,000 jobs to Upstate New York. Of course, when pressed during this year's Presidential campaign on her promise of the jobs, Hill added the newly found qualifier of "I meant it, but only under the right circumstances, i.e., if Al Gore had been elected Prez".
Right, and your life would have been in danger if there had actually been bullets flying over your head when you landed in Bosnia. You remember that death defying trip Hill took to Bosnia, after which she said, "I remember landing under sniper fire. There was supposed to be some kind of a greeting ceremony at the airport, but instead we just ran with our heads down to get into the vehicles to get to our base."
Just in case you haven't seen the dramatic scene in Bosnia captured on camera, here it is:
That looks like a really harrowing scene. Good thing she kept her head down.
Schumer, on the other hand, simply goes about his business. No dodging hugs, errr, bullets on foreign soil.
Let us not forget that Hill has been a virtual no-show in Washington since her now-failed Prez bid was launched.
So Chuck, you keep doing what you do, let Hill have the spotlight for now. In a week or two, she'll simply be Hillary Clinton, the former Presidential candidate and still junior Senator from New York.