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Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Espada & Aubertine

In an interview with North Country Public radio Senator Aubertine suggest "certainly there's a lot of difficulty there. I certainly don't want to be associated with anyone who has the potential to be indicted for anything."

Is this just a split personality that he is trying to live by supporting Espada in Albany and distancing himself from him in his district, because with a slim 32-30 majority he has the single power of stepping away and leveraging his principles (again your word).

Or perhaps is he forecasting his reason to leave for a Congressional Campaign?

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Earthbob said...

If Senator Aubertine has a split personality over Senator Espada, Senator Skelos must be absolutely Schizophrenic over the Espada's actions.

Anonymous said...

Ummm, didn't the Republicans enable Espada's ambitions, also?

Does that make YOU a hypocrite-by-association?

Just because we tolerate the people that we work with, does not mean that we embrace ALL of their philosophies of life. Just like you can't pick your relatives, you don't get to pick your co-workers, either.

Dan Francis said...

The Albany mess and political image recovery game is clear to me and I have said so many times here at this forum – now here we go again.

I have spoken and written at other forums as well, not just here. Places where Mayor Graham labels me as a “perennial letter to the editor writer” - as if speaking out about government were some sort of civil unrest, or a sin, or worse. In Mayor's case, however, it is more about his feeble attempt to disparage me with his slick humor and penmanship skills.

The topic is clear to me: Sen. Darrel Aubertine is now trying to reboot his image as I predicted it would happen. In fact, all the NYS Senators are going to sweet talk themselves out of the sh*tpile they built as they try to recover their careers and stay in Albany as long as they want.

But, in my view, there is nothing Aubertine can say or do that will enable him to cover his tracks about the Pedro Espada flap, coup, mess, or whatever one chooses to call it in the Senate.

Leadership would have meant for Aubertine to have stood in the well of the Senate and have spoken out against Espada ever coming back to the Democrat fold, let alone becoming their “leader.” Watch Espads rake in the dough now for his “folks back home.”

Aubertine failed and no amount of words can cover that pile of horsesh*t – but his damage control wheels are turning, or should I say spinning? The only question remaining in my view is how does he get the sh*t back into the horse!

Watch and learn...

— Dan Francis

Dan Francis said...

It might not even matter how or when the DEMS play their hand, according to this clip from an article:

"Democrats are coalescing behind state Sen. Darrel Aubertine, a conservative, pro-life, pro-gun, dairy farmer in keeping with the strategy masterminded by then-chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, now White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel.

"Party Testing Time???"

Is seems like a "done-deal" to me and I suspect to others, too ... and anointment comes to mind and that hurts everyone.

This is the people's seat, not Mr. Aubertine's...

~ dmf

Anonymous said...

Uh, yeah, you're right Dan. But as EB says, didn't the other side do it? That's the argument thats been simple enough for NYers in the past.

Lets stick with it.


Dan Francis said...

If New Yorkers rally like New Yorkers are capable of rallying, we would have 62 brand new Senators next November ... but it ain't gonna happen - besides, who could spearhead that kind of movement - surely not the massive pissed off voters, right?


Dan Francis said...

Some is trying to tie the two at the hip or lip:

Trying to Tie Aubertine to Albany

From Roll Call National-level coverage [or interference?]...

Ain't it great?

~ dmf

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