Tuesday, June 16, 2009

No Appeal - Still No Resolution

The hardest working gal in Albany, Liz Benjamin, is reporting that the Democrats will not file an appeal for today's decision because they feel that the decision was simply an exhortation to settle this within the Senate itself. The Republicans and Espada see it as vindication of their cause (and extorted titles).

Basically the Democrats want a power sharing agreement (Espada and co-conspirators said this was about a bi-partisan reform anyway, right?), but the Republicans refuse. Since the two conferences are split 31-31, if the Democrats stay away the Republicans and Espada cannot get a 32 person quorum to begin a session. I wonder how long the Dems can hold out? Espada is hinting a some type of legal action against the boycotting Democrats. (see video below via Daily News)

Espada Threatens Legal Action from Elizabeth Benjamin on Vimeo.

What John Sampson and the Democrats need to do is poach a liberal Republican. Then, let Espada call a session and take a new 32-20 vote to elect more principled leadership.

This is going to be a long summer in Albany...


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