After Hillary

Gillibrand's Nickname: 'Tracy Flick'

Politico reports that Kirsten Gillibrand's "aggressiveness and self-confidence"—which may have endeared her to the aggressively self-confident Hillary Clinton and David Paterson—has earned the Senate appointee her share of foes, too. Her nickname: Tracy Flick, after Reese Witherspoon's ruthlessly high-strung character in Election. The conventional wisdom on Gillibrand is a flashback to Clinton's early Senate years: "She's smart and capable, but she's rubbed people the wrong the way"..."I think she's going to get a serious primary in 2010."