Long IslandPoliticsSpin Cycle By Dan Janison Gillibrand thumbs proverbial nose at tourist Ford Updated January 27, 2010 7:02 PM Print Share Share Tweet Share Email How childish is this: Ford calls Gillibrand a "parakeet" so now she tweets: "Looking forward to the #SOTU tonight. If HF were here, he would probably be sitting on the Republican side." By Dan Janison News, views and commentary on Long Island, state and national politics. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments Comments section is temporarily on hold. Here’s why.