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BurtWorm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-09-09 12:44 PM
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Meet the pieces of shit who stabbed NY Senate Democrats in the back
:puke: <==not enough puke in the world to express little smiley's revulsion over these two criminal assholes, or the Republicans only too happy to welcome them to their team


http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/10/nyregion/10switchsub....


Quickly and without a numerical majority, Dean G. Skelos, a Long Island Republican, reclaimed the title of Senate majority leader. Mr. Espada was made Senate president.

Both Mr. Espada and Mr. Monserrate said they would remain Democrats even as they work with Republicans to run the Senate.

Each man has legal troubles. Highlighting the often elastic nature of ethical stands and alliances in Albany, Republicans who earlier this year were calling on Mr. Monserrate to resign after his indictment on felony charges that he stabbed his companion with a broken glass are now welcoming him as part of their power-sharing coalition.

Asked about the reversal, Mr. Skelos said, Hes an elected member, and the reforms are more important.

Mr. Espada has been fined tens of thousands of dollars over several years for flouting state law by not disclosing political contributions.

The state attorney generals office is also investigating the Soundview HealthCare Network, a nonprofit organization that Mr. Espada ran until recently.

The new leadership structure means that Mr. Espada would become governor if Governor Paterson were incapacitated.
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Captain Hilts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-09-09 12:47 PM
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1. And now the Nat'l Dems want to kill interest/participation in the Dem primary in '10. nt
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Renew Deal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-09-09 12:54 PM
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2. huh?
:shrug:
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Captain Hilts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-09-09 12:59 PM
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4. They don't want Gillibrand to have a primary challenger. That would take a lot of
attention away from the primary election.
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Renew Deal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-09-09 01:01 PM
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5. That's what I thought you are referring to.
So you're saying the lack of a Senate primary will take attention away from a State Senate primary? I don't really agree with that in this case. I think the primaries for these two seats will be huge.
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Captain Hilts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-09-09 01:06 PM
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6. It dramatically affects turnout. nt
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Renew Deal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-09-09 01:07 PM
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8. Maybe, maybe not
I think these races will get A LOT of attention.
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Captain Hilts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-09-09 01:10 PM
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10. Yes, but it really REALLY helps to have major races.
Look, just about no one's turning out for the VA gov. Dem primary. Sad.
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Renew Deal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-09-09 12:55 PM
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3. NYS government continues to be a disaster.
Espada is 1st in line! :puke:

:banghead:
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BurtWorm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-09-09 01:06 PM
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7. His remarks yesterday about bipartisanship and getting beyond the parties
were utterly sickening. What a lying hypocrite.
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Stephanie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-09-09 01:08 PM
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9. Monserrate was indicted in March
When's the trial? What happens if he's convicted, is there a special election?
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gratuitous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-09-09 01:12 PM
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11. Except for one minor detail
Apparently, the vote was taken illegally, after the Senate adjourned. At least according to Malcolm Smith, who was and perhaps still is the Majority Leader of the New York state senate:

http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2009/6/8/163152/7643
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