Pirro Wants to Challenge Clinton For Senate

Date: Thursday, June 01 @ 16:22:51 PDT
Topic: USA VIP

    Westchester D.A. Jeannine Pirro has announced she wants to run against Hillary Clinton
    Ms. Jeannine Pirro
    in 2006 for the junior Senate seat. Pirro had also been considering a run at the governor's house, but decided to go for a Senate campaign because the upside seemed better, even if she lost (it would, in the very least, raise her profile). Pirro went to work immediately at her press conference yesterday, accusing Clinton just using the Senate to head to the White House.

    Well, duh, that's what every other Senator does - it's just that Clinton has a better chance, by virtue of name recognition and the desperate hope that Bubba could make things interesting at 1600 Pennsylvania once again. And while it would be interesting to see an all-female Senate election, Pirro will be facing other Republican opposition, including a son-in-law of Richard Nixon. Pirro is also a moderate Republican - she's pro-choice, pro-gay rights, and pro-death penalty. The two women are similar: They're smart, tough lawyers; they have husbands who've been in trouble (Pirro's husband Albert was jailed for tax evasion); and they both sport sleekly styled hairdos for women of a certain age. Pundits are expecting a Clinton-Pirro showdown to be pricey, so, kids, now's the time to jump into political consulting

    Our favorite Pirro-related headline is the NY Post's "Pirro's Huge Albert-Tross"! Awesome. Here's Jeannine Pirro's campaign website.

    Al Pirro, husband of Westchester County Dist Atty Jeanine Pirro, is most successful real estate development lawyer in county and one of state's leading Republican fund-raisers; he is subject of Federal investigation; Michael Calvi, former Yonkers planning commissioner in jail on Federal and state convictions of receiving bribes, has recently accused Pirro of paying him $5,000 bribe in 1992 for expediting approval of 10-screen movie theater; Pirro denies claim, and Mrs Pirro sees it as politically motivated attack in election year
Classiclady June 1, 2006

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