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Wednesday, April 30, 2008



Malcolm Smith, The Senate Minority Leader, stated today that Darrel Aubertine did not hire his sister, had the Senator not seen his sister in the office? Regardless of who hired her, she was a hire of Senator Darrel Aubertine.

In addition, word from Albany is a violation of the Public Officer's Law, which prohibits nepotism, carries a $40,000 penalty.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

There is no way the GOP Senate will touch this (which is why anonymous blogging hacks are doing it for them) because nepotism is RAMPENT amongst the Senate GOP. The only difference is, they don't fix it -- their family members keep the jobs. Need examples? How abour Joe Bruno getting Pataki to name his brother a $120,00 a year commissioner and having his conference vote to confirm the guy. There are dozens of examples. This is a realy slippery slope the GOP is walking on....I for one, hope they keep going forward trying to make hay out of this!!

Anonymous said...

Wasn't it former Senator Jim Wright who nominated his own WIFE (who I believe he has since divorced) as a commissioner (another $120,000 year post)? Because of the controversy of that nomination, he had to pull it. But Isearched you records here, and didn't see a single sentence showing Political IV was upset about that one. INTERESTING.

Need more proof of your hilarious and disgusting hypocrisy? Here you go: http://www.nytimes.com/2006/09/15/nyregion/15pataki.html

16.10.23 said...

So does everyone think Darrel is one of us now?

I don't

Anonymous said...

Malcom Smith as the next Majority leader of the senate. Is this guy for real. Dicker was way to easy on him. I am sure the post will have something on this soon.

earthbob said...

Understandably curious why you would post a copyrighted video on Youtube without permission.

Anonymous said...

Implying legal infractions when you have not given any reference to having a legal expertise, is extremely irresponsible.

Anonymous said...

That is interesting about Wright, I was not aware of that stunt he pulled. My question is, why is he criticizing Aubertine for what he did? Sounds a bit hypocritical.

Anonymous said...

Nice try Libs. Darrel sponsored and vote for the law in 2007 well after anything Wright proposed for his former wife. And really, Darrel's sister goes to work for him and he does not know it? That should scare us even more!

Anonymous said...

Best local example of Right Wing nepotism: Senator Al Damato sponsors legislation to spend $140 million to renovate the crumbling Madison Barracks in Sackets Harbor: a project that was GIVEN to his Brother's firm, without a public bid!

That is a far cry from a woman that stuffs envelopes and answers the phone ! ! !

Tooooo funny !

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