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Reshma Saujani tries to tie Carolyn Maloney to Big Oil……

Maloney Flack: Saujani Oil Smear 'Preposterous'

Reshma  has got to be hurting….

With an Maloney internal poll leaked a few weeks ago showing Maloney ahead, by like 40% points, and Mario Cuomo doing fundraising for her…….the bloom is off the rose for Saujani….

Well, the Saujani people have found out that Maloney used to get money from oil companies while getting a 100% conservation rating from the League of Conservation Voters……

Maloney has been hard on the oil industry….

But the Saujani campaign has rolled out a 1 minute campaign video that goes after Maloney…..

We’ll see what happens…

But from the protests from Maloney’s people….

They don’t like the tag…..

At all…..

Rep. Carolyn Maloney’s office today called an attack ad released by her opponent—one that seeks to portay Ms. Maloney as a toady of the oil industry—”preposterous.”

“This is preposterous,” said Maloney spokesman Alix Anfang, in an emailed statement. “Congresswoman Maloney has been a clear, consistent leader in standing up to the oil industry and demanding that the oil industry regulators do their job. Our opponent is exploiting this national crisis in an attempt to score political points.”

To Ms. Anfang’s point, Ms. Maloney has a 100 percent approval rating from the League of Conservation Voters, and her legislative record indicates a contentious history with Big Oil.

But James Allen, a spokesman for Ms. Saujani’s campaign countered, “Being a leader is much different than voting the right way on party line environmental bills. Once again, Carolyn Maloney is talking about the past not the future, and following instead of leading. What’s her plan to prevent this from happening again? What’s her proposed legislation?”

The minute-long ad, from opponent Reshma Saujani (recently profiled in The Observer), is titled, “Maloney’s Extensive Ties to BP and Big Oil,” and opens with a montage of news clips depicting the breadth of the BP disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. After 30 seconds of horrifying imagery–including photos of an oil-covered bird–we’re shown a photo of a stern-looking Ms. Maloney, glasses perched on nose, in a toxic-orange-colored power suit juxtaposed onto video of oil-polluted waters….

More…..With a link to the video……


June 10, 2010 - Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Counterpoints, Ecology, Media, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Polls, Updates, Women | , ,


  1. A Republican attacking the oil industry

    Is like a Democrat attacking the NAACP

    Comment by My Name Is jack | June 11, 2010 | Reply

  2. He, he, he

    Comment by jamesb101 | June 11, 2010 | Reply

  3. Saujani is a Democrat running in the primary against Maloney right?

    Comment by Scott P | June 11, 2010 | Reply

  4. Yes sir….

    The New York ‘Silk Stocking district’….

    Maloney has been in the district for 2 decades I believe….

    The Queens side of the district IS changing demographically……

    But Maloney is very established and well funded……

    Comment by jamesb101 | June 11, 2010 | Reply

  5. There could be an upset if Saujani was to get everyone to vote for her in Queens……

    and get a maybe 10 to 15% of the city vote….which is highly unlikely….

    Comment by jamesb101 | June 11, 2010 | Reply

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