The whole situation with both parties is disgraceful. Where is New York after five weeks of this horse crap, no where. Five weeks of a government shut down, because two Democrats were selling themselves on a street corner to the highest bidder and the Republicans took the squeeze on their first ride and now the Democrats are determined to do business with them, just as bad, maybe worse - after five weeks of calling Espada everything but a... the Democrats are going to vote him the Majority Leader.
This is about Golisano as well, his right hand man Steve Pigeon landed a cushy job with Espada as the most recent deal was cut to bring him back to the Democrats, which only proves they would have sold the capital building as well if they had to to get a deal done.
The Republican's should learn one lesson unlike the Democrats they need to keep their mouth shut about Espada, the Democrats have already told people he was a "criminal" and an "extortionist," or the public can read this excerpt from Daily News.
This sleazy pol, who doesn't even deign to keep a district office, now holds one of the most powerful posts in Albany.
He has even taken to bragging he is the highest-ranking Hispanic official in state history.
This should astound and embarrass every New Yorker.
Read more: NY Daily News
It is not up to the Republican's to hold the Democrats conference together, therefore, in somewhat of their defense the two Democrats who defected to the Republicans were dealt with at the time, but hard lessons neeed to be learned, if anyone defects again think the process through better before shutting down government for five weeks.
Skelos has to go as leader of the Republican conference, plain and simple! He is responsible for either letting this happen or for cutting the deal which was so poorly and loosely thought out.
And the moral caucus on the other side of the aisle that Darrel Aubertine, Dave Valesky and Craig Johnson so proudly claim to be founders of, what are your plans? You voted for Espada as majority leader, so, shed the crap about some moral caucus and tell everyone you are no different than any one else in Albany- for sale!
There is no way to put a polish on a sneaker, Albany and this fiasco just proves that point.