Thursday, July 9, 2009

This Sickens Me

The stalemate in Albany is over with Pedro Espada, Jr. coming back to the warm embrace of the Democratic conference with a new snazzy extorted title: Majority Leader.

So it looks like the State Senate spent a month wasting taxpayer money and neglecting important legislation so that Mr. Espada could aggrandize himself and accumulate titles. I am ashamed of the Democratic conference for accepting Mr. Espada back and giving into his demands that he be given a completely unearned title and leadership role in the Senate.

The deal has Espada as Majority Leader, Malcolm Smith as Senate President, and John Sampson as the leader of the Democratic caucus. Sounds like a whole lot of chiefs and not a lot of Indians to me...What happens the first time the Democrats block some questionable member items for which Mr. Espada asks? Will he bolt back to his man-crush, Dean Skelos?

Hopefully Mr. Espada will succumb to one of the several investigations currently targeting him and we can be done with him for good. If not, we in the 33rd district must not let this scoundrel be re-elected in 2010.

At least Mr. Espada can get back to work now and maybe open a district office or come hang out in his "primary residence" and invite ErLu over for breakfast.

I also hope that Dean Skelos is canned by the good people of Rockville Center for playing footsie with such an untrustworthy, deceitful, and downright unethical clown.

Here's some real journalism about the Democrats being bent over a barrel and the Republicans being stabbed in the back by a guy whose back stabbing skills they helped hone:

Standoff Ends as Defector Rejoins Albany Democrats [NY TIMES]

Turncoat Pol to Return to Dems [NY DAILY NEWS]



Anonymous said...

Amen.....That bitch has got to go!

Anonymous said...

The Democrats were not willing to loose this battle, they've worked very hard to gain the majority and at the this point they had to make a deal with the devil in order to maintain the majority that they very diligently and legally gained, only to have it taken away by the Republicans with their plotting and scheming with Espada and Monseratte and their desperate power hungry grab at the majority. They were so desperate even they were willing to make a deal with the devil in order to grab the majority. This is classic plotting "The enemy of my enemy is my friend"! Let us hope that the lesson is learned and the State Senate can get back on track, back to business and then take the steps to rid themselves of the cancerous cells within there ranks. If any good came of this mess is that without a doubt we know who the culprits are and we can do what needs to be done to get rid of them. Unfortunately there will always be new devils waiting in the wings, lets hope eyes are now opened and watchdogs have been awakened from the obvious slumber they were in.

Bruce said...

Did you read the Espada article in New York Magazine? You could almost smell the sulfur coming off the page.