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Hillary Clinton has written a three-page foreword to "Off the Sidelines," Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand's first book due out on Sept. 9.
And by doing so,
According to Maggie Haberman at Politico,
"The first time I shook Kirsten Gillibrand’s hand, she looked me square in the eye and said, 'How can I help?'"
But there's more, according to Haberman.
"Wherever there is a problem to solve, a wrong to right, or a person in need, Kirsten rolls up her sleeves and gets to work,"
Gillibrand has poised herself to tap into the excitement among all voters, but particularly women, about the possible Hillary Clinton run for president in 2016 through her Off the Sidelines leadership
Meanwhile, the Random House webpage for Gillibrand's book includes testimonial blurbs from nine well-known women, in the order they are listed: publisher and author Arianna Huffington, former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, executive Sheryl Sandberg, feminist icon Gloria Steinem, former tennis star Billie Jean King, "Orange is the New Black" author Piper Kerman, actor and singer Connie Britton, Xerox Corp. chairwoman and CEO Ursula Burns, and Oxygen Media and Kandu founder Geraldine Laybourne.