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Culture of Corruption, Part Eight

Good to know Albany Democrats can be counted on to police themselves:

State lawmakers are giving Gov. Paterson’s proposal to toughen enforcement of ethics laws a chilly reception.
Senate Majority Leader Malcolm Smith (D-Queens) and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver (D-Manhattan) Tuesday offered to do little more than review the plan and hold hearings.
“He must be smoking again,” a Senate Democrat quipped after the governor unveiled his plan.

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