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Will Sen. Gillibrand Name Southern Pol Who Called Her Pretty And Fat?

Betsy Rothstein Gossip blogger
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Will she or won’t she?

The Atlantic‘s Molly Ball is next up to bat with Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), who recently revealed that some of her dumber colleagues leave something to be desired in the cuth department. Ball will have a conversation with her at the upcoming “Women of Washington” interview series on Sept. 16.

Gillibrand has made waves as of late for telling some but not all for a new memoir, Off the Sidelines: Raise Your Voice, Change the World. In it, she tells stories of male colleagues making comments to her about her physique on the Senate floor and in the gym.

While Gillibrand has been receiving a lot of attention for her juicy tidbits, MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinksi and Joe Scarborough didn’t take so well to her, insisting that the female senator has a responsibility to name names.

In one oft repeated instance, Gillibrand talks about a “Southern” colleague who she felt had good intentions even though he said, “You know, Kirsten, you’re even pretty when you’re fat.” Another squeezed her waist and told her he “likes his girls chubby.”

The early morning interview will take place at fat cat restaurant Charlie Palmer Steak on Capitol Hill.

Come on, Molly Ball. Major brownie points from the rest of the Washington media if you can get the senator to spill.