POLITICS
05/18/2010 05:12 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Betsy McCaughey For Senate Or Governor? Candidacy Floated In Poll Calls

Good news for people who like trial balloons for bad candidates! The New York Daily News' Elizabeth Benjamin heard from one Manhattanite who received a polling call that appeared to be "testing the viability of former LG Betsy McCaughey as a statewide candidate for either governor or the US Senate." That caller tells the NYDN:

"They asked a series of favorable/unfavorable including Cuomo, Levy, Ross, Blakeman, Schumer and Gillibrand followed by an open-ended question of what comes to mind when you think of Betsy McCaughey and then positive or negative on her.

I emphasize "Ross" here, because, as Benjamin points out "the pollster referred to the would-be candidate as "Betsy McCaughey Ross," which is how she was known back when she served as former Gov. George Pataki's No. 2 from 1995 to 1998." The call angled to see how well Ross/McCaughey stacked up in both the race for the Senate seat currently held by Kirsten Gillibrand and for the State House. According to the source, the call concluded: "With individual testing McCaughey Ross points: Spent 18 months fighting to stop Obama health care legislation; next Former Lt Gov; then never worked in D.C.; and last launched nationwide effort to stop hospital infections."

Poor New York! Here I thought they'd turned the corner when a mere 27% of voters in New York's 13th District said, "Hey, ho! I definitely think that I should be represented by face-slashing jackass Hiram Monserrate!" (Though maybe that 27% of voters thought themselves to be facing a credible threat of further face-slashing? It's possible: Monserrate is the worst.) Now, they may have to endure the candidacy of Betsy McCaughey, a world-famous liar who we last saw telling world-famous lies on "The Daily Show".

WATCH:

The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10c
Betsy McCaughey Pt. 1
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The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10c
Exclusive - Betsy McCaughey Extended Interview Pt. 1
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Daily Show Full EpisodesPolitical HumorHealth Care Reform
The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10c
Exclusive - Betsy McCaughey Extended Interview Pt. 2
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