Posted tagged ‘David Patterson’

Caroline Kennedy Drops Out Of Senate Race

January 21, 2009

According to the New York Post Caroline Kennedy has dropped out of the race to replace Hillary Clinton as the Senator from New York.

Governor Paterson also admitted on Tuesday to considering state Attorney General Andrew Cuomo for the spot. We’ll have more as it develops.

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Mean Dean Skelos

June 24, 2008

Dean Skelos…. what do you know about him?

Well, I’m assuming you know about as much as I did before I read up on him. Allow me to fill you in on Mean Dean.

When you look at his record you’ll see the man who authored Megan’s law and voted to get rid of the commuter tax in New York City. Not bad you might say, however when you look into his voting history you’ll realize that he is just another Washington insider.

At the annual New York State Republican Party dinner Republican Vice President Dick Cheney was the keynote speaker. In the address Mr Cheney said America was “succeeding brilliantly” in Iraq. If we’re succeeding so brilliantly in Iraq why are we still there?

I find it hard to believe that someone who has $750 a person dinners in Albany is a man of the people.

This is the man who blocked the MTA from buying more buses in order to alleviate congestion in New York City and make it easier for people to commute. With the high prices of gasoline, I’m pretty sure those buses would of been a good investment. Especially when you consider the fact that these were express buses.

On top of that he has been spending your tax money on pork barrel pet projects. $250,000.00 to renovate a baseball field in his district? Do you really need that much money to fix up a baseball field? On top of that another $250,000.00 for a flight worthy B-17 for a museum.

This is exactly what Albany has been doing. This is why we’re the most gridlocked legislature in the nation! If we keep spending our tax dollars on things like this when kids in schools can’t read books. What’s more important to you? Would you rather have a highway reconstruction, bringing jobs to your neighborhood and increasing your economy, or would you rather have a big shiny airplane in a museum?

Museums are great! But you have to do what is important first. Joe Bruno has left the economy in a bad state. Dean seems just like more of the same. Thankfully the democrats will take back the State Senate this year and will give Governor Patterson the majority he needs in order to pass some useful legislation.

The time for change is now!

Dean Skelos

NY Governor David Patterson: Great or Greatest?

June 21, 2008

Spitzer

After a good showing on the Colbert Report, Eliot Spitzer took it upon himself to go find a 4,000 dollar prostitute and commit political suicide ending all prophecies of higher office. While New Yorkers gazed at the next day’s New York Times front page in complete disbelief, something good was happening: Lt. Gov. David Patterson was being sworn in to fill the empty seat.

Patterson

Now I’m not a man of “local” politics, but this politician has caught my eye. I started hearing stories about Patterson in Long Island rejecting Broadwater, defending the right of recognition for gay couples from out of state, and just recently pushing for MTA big wigs to have to pay the same 2 dollar fare all of us New Yorkers have to pay to ride the subway. Every story I hear with Governor Patterson in it make my ears ignite with interest and delight. He is part of a very few select who I can truly say “I support EVERYTHING that person has done in office.” Maybe Mr. Patterson can be living proof to the nation that a young black man can actually govern successfully.

Obama

I’ve been hearing about a Patterson vs. Bloomberg election for Governor. If this is really the case, I will be behind Governor Patterson 110% Patterson has been proving everyday to be one of those leaders with structured integrity. His resume includes: pushing for expanision of health care benefits to the mentally ill and 9/11 workers, farmers to report crop damages to obtain federal assistance, reform to the foreclosure crisis, offering 1,100 scholarships to High School graduates in NYS, pushing for a cap on property taxes, protecting children from sex crimes, improving patient safety in hospitals….all while Elliot Spitzer is still milking the rest of our tax dollars to pay for marriage counciling.

Sad Governor

So while we all sigh in agony that we lost such a great leader to the dark side of human nature, we can smile knowing that someone even better has taken office. Thank you Eliot Spitzer and Good Luck Governor Patterson!