The Campaign Spot

The ‘Complicated, but All Bad’ Scandal in New York’s State Legislature

Rusty Weiss points out that, like many other objects that are for sale, politicians are cheaper when you buy them in bulk:

Federal investigators were tracking nine Democrats in a probe involving State Senator Shirley Huntley, who wore a wire to record conversations with her colleagues. . . . Almost a quarter of the state Senate’s Democratic conference was in the FBI’s cross hairs last year, according to a court filing unsealed Wednesday. . . . Separate filings indicate that only one of the nine investigated Democrats is believed to have done nothing criminally negligent.

That last guy must have missed a memo.

Glad to see Albany’s gotten cleaned up in the post-Spitzer, post-Patterson era. I’ll give New York governor Andrew Cuomo credit for a simple and accurate assessment: “Complicated, but basically all bad.”

That phrase applies to the state legislature as a whole, no?

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