3. The state just accepted Hillary as a celebrity outsider, it is time for someone who is both homegrown and paid their dues to get their chance.
2. If she really wants the seat, Caroline should run for it in 2010, and not seek or accept an appointment beforehand. It would show true desire and a rejection of special privilege.
1. Upstate New York deserves more representation in Washington, and Democrats should seek to solidify their recent gains there by being attentive and making the proper appointment. Someone like Kirsten Gillibrand.