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Sunday, November 9, 2008

One Down

The Gang of Four Three.

Senator Ruben Diaz, Sr.
Former Senator and now Senator Elect Pedro Espada, Jr.
Senator Carl Kruger
Senator Elect Hiram Monserrate

One down and three to go for Malcolm Smith to claim the Majority leader trophy. The count was 32-30, Democrats to Republicans, then when these four caucused independently it went to 28-30-4, now it is 29-30-3.

Monserrate rolled for a committee chairmanship and $12,500 stipend according to AP.

So much for reformed government.  


Anonymous said...

$12,500. What, no hos? No limos. No condos like Charley Rangel. No payoffs like Ted Stevens? No special deal mortgages like Chris Dodd? No male prostitues like Barney Frank? $12,500? What an idiot.

This kind of thing can make us look cheap. It does not reflect well on the great voters of the Empire State.


I feel soiled and used.

SmallTownAmerica said...

I'll head their committee for 10 grand. Do I get to go to Albany?

I say we open this stuff up for bidding.

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