Seems like we're thinking along the same lines madamab. While there was much ado about Big Dawg replacing his wife in the Senate, a daft notion at best, it came as no surprise that the MSM was not even thinking about Patterson picking a woman. There are currently only 17 women serving in the Senate, a ridiculous notion considering that more than half the United States is populated by women.
Gov. P, do the right thing and fill Senator Clinton's seat with a strong, intelligent woman with a strong record of serving the state of New York. Madamab has put forward the name of Carolyn Maloney, who has been serving New York's 14th District since 1992. Good call madamab!
So don't be stupid, be a smarty...sign the petition, and let Governor Patterson know that the number of Senatorial women should stay and 17...for now...and then grow higher.