Gawker is experiencing confusion today deploying stale regional stereotypes. In its wrap-up of "hot" Congressional freshmen, the site names Washington's Congressional Representative Jamie Herrera (R-3):
So Hererra is from duck-infested Oregon (because the University of Oregon's mascots are ducks! And there are forests in that state so they must be packed with... never mind.) If only that photo had some sort of clue—a signal visible to the Statue-of-Liberty climbing, bagel-gobbling, Broadway-show-hopping... New Yorkers—that she's not from Oregon:
Thanks to Barry for the tip.