Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Power base

Speaking of editorials, despite overwhelming rebukes by the high-profile opinion writers, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver easily prevailed in a three-way Democratic primary Tuesday.

Said The New York Times this morning, "Mr. Silver’s overwhelming victory solidified his status as one of Albany’s most enduring and powerful figures. With 68 percent of the vote, he did not appear impaired either by his high-profile role last spring in blocking (Mayor) Bloomberg’s congestion pricing plan, or by the endorsement of one of his challengers, Paul Newell, by the city’s three major newspapers ..."

Silver's victory squashes any hope of meaningful reform of the state's dysfunctional government.
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