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Kirsten Gillibrand the 'hottest' senator? What is Harry Reid thinking?

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(Read caption) Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, seen here at a news conference with Sen. Robert Menendez in July, has been bestowed with title of the Senate's 'hottest member' by none other than majority leader Harry Reid.

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What’s up with Harry Reid? The Senate majority leader lately has been saying stuff about other Democrats that he means as compliments but come across as kind of, well, off. Cringe-inducing, in a mild sort of way.

In the latest such gaffelette, Senator Reid, speaking in New York City at a fundraiser hosted by Mayor Bloomberg, referred to Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D) of New York as “the hottest member” of the Senate. Senator Gillibrand, who was there, turned red at this remark, according to Politico, which broke the story.

To be fair, Gillibrand in the past has made the “Most Beautiful” list of The Hill, a Congress-oriented newspaper. And Reid did go on to discuss Gillibrand’s depth of knowledge about securities law.

(Hmm. Fundraiser. New York. Brings up securities. Maybe some of the people there were ... Wall Street bankers?)

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