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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Espada For Majority Leader

EL DIARIO / LA PRENSA is reporting that one of the Gang of Three is promoting himself for Majority Leader of the New York State Senate. It was previously mentioned here that there was a likelihood of a 30-29-3 vote. The 30 votes for Republican Dean Skelos, 29 for Democrat Malcolm Smith and 3 for Pedro Espada.


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Regardless of who becomes Majority Leader, there is no clear majority in the New York State and it will remain fragile and more contentious than ever.

7 comments:

TF said...

There are potential republican defectors too.

Anonymous said...

Keep dreaming, Ted!

Dan Francis said...

This sort of crap is precisely what turns people off.

Or it may turn on other side into action for more power themselves.

Rather than balance and action that they promised while running and then serving the public according to their oath of office and not to any person, party, or set of old ideas and sound bytes whose only purpose is to keep a bunch of incumbents in office at any cost - and believe me, it costs plenty, they must roll up their sleeves and get to work for the public.

~ dmf

Anonymous said...

"Work for the Public"????
Ahh Dan, sometimes your idealism just makes me wanna puke. You really do believe people are basically good, dotcha?

Well, they ain't. Not here in the Empire State. Here, they are basically donkeys or elephants.

There is no good or evil.
The politicians are bought and paid for.

Dan Francis said...

6:36 pm ANON: Make you puke as you say - I can't make anyone puke - only you taking more booze with your Rx meds can do my friend.

But, yes: I am "an idealist and a rational one at that" - why aren't you.

And, yes, I "really do believe people are basically good, dotcha," don't you?

Be gone with you.

Anonymous said...

I like yous, Dan.

I just can't seem to understand your optimism. I wish I could.

You keep trying. I'll keep reading.

Dan Francis said...

9:12 pm ANON:

If you can't understand my optimism, then you must be a pessimist... LOL

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