Friday, 26 February 2010
I will have limited access to computers for the next few days.
Yes, I am eager to talk about the health care summit, David Paterson,s sudden decision not to run for a full term as NY Governor, and a bunch of other things....which I will do when I'm able.
Bear with me. Thanks. Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry
DAVID PATERSON'S POLITICAL CAREER: R.I.P.
Less than one week ago New York's Governor-by-scandal (Eliot Spitzer's, that is), David Paterson, assured us that he was not pulling out of the race to be elected to a full term.
Today? He has pulled out. Why? Because of a scandal -- this time, his.
There are a lot of unanswered questions about what he did to "help out" his aide - the one who likes to beat up women. Was there a bribe? A threat? I don't know - yet.
But he is out. And that clears the field, interestingly enough, for Attorney General Andrew Cuomo -- who would be investigating Paterson if he decided to stay in.
Smelling anything yet?
When Paterson took over for Spitzer, it immediately came out that he was illegally using his campaign funds as a personal piggy bank to pay for clothing, furniture, trips, hotel rooms to bed women other than his wife -- little things like that. And it was no problem at all.
Was it no problem at all because, if he resigned, Joseph Bruno (even more corrupt and a Republican to boot) would have become governor? We'll never know for sure.
But now, his intercession for an aide seems to be enough to end his run for Governor and, most probably, his political career.
With apologies to Adolf Green and Betty Comden: New York New York, it's a helluva town. Cuomo is up and Paterson's down. Honesty lays in a hole in the ground......
I guess Green and Comden's version was a tad more upbeat......
THE ZERO SUM SUMMIT
What do you call 6 hours of posturing, virtually all of which is controlled by one side?
How about a health care summit?
What a ridiculous dog and pony show, apropos of nothing.
Is this supposed to show that President Obama is bipartisan? Please.
Mr. Obama spoke for over one third of the time. Other Democrats spoke for a second third of the time. Republicans got what was left.
Republicans said start over and write a truly bipartisan bill. Democrats said we wrote the entire bill, all 2,700 pages of it, and it stays. But Republicans were welcome to tack on an amendment or two. THAT, folks, is bipartisanship in the age of Obama. How do you like it? Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry