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In a town this size, there's no place to hide
Everywhere you go, you meet someone you know...
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(Kieran Kane)

Monday, December 26, 2011

Gannett catches up

We Upstate bumpkins are often called upon to help city folk adapt to CNY's sometimes uncomfortable realities.  This morning, we're happy to note that the professional journalists at old media powerhouse Gannett Corporation have belatedly acknowledged the truth about our former junior senator.
When Hillary Rodham Clinton ran for the Senate in 2000, she promised to bring 200,000 jobs to upstate New York.
But between January 2001, when Clinton was sworn in as a senator, and January 2010, when she resigned to become secretary of state, the northern suburbs and upstate region lost more than 100,000 jobs.
 From South of 5 and 20's archives, March 2, 2011:
Back in the year 2000, when Hillary Clinton was wearing a Yankee cap and running for stepping stone to the White House Senator from New York, she won hearts and minds of Upstate voters by promising to bring us 200,000 new jobs.  As you may recall, we elected Mrs. Clinton, but Upstate continued to loose another 32,400 jobs before she bailed out of New York to become Obama's Secretary of State.
Congratulations to Gannett for getting up to speed.  We're not trained in journalism, of course, but we wonder if the media giant could have deployed its massive resources to ask Hillary for a comment before running this morning's piece?

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