Spin Cycle

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Clearly perceiving the political benefits of winning over a gay-rights voting bloc, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand has been giving the issue a lot of play -- and as Liz B reports here, Assemb. Glick joined the primary-time cant that Harold Ford Jr. is a right-winger. Gillibrand's position on gay marriage has "evolved," as many were reporting some time back.

The strategy may well be that she needs to secure the constituencies tied to identity politics in the Democratic Party before facing a Republican opponent in the general election. Or to put it less kindly, do the political two-step....Which is not to say Ford's emphasis hasn't had its own resemblance to a pretzel over time.