My Time Coming … Any Day, Don't Worry About Me, No

6 May

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Whilst endorsing Chris Lee as the sole Republican candidate for NY-26, outgoing rep Tom Reynolds took a swipe at County Executive Chris Collins – the guy who’s not a politician, ‘member?

Rep. Thomas M. Reynolds promised today to “enthusiastically and tirelessly” work for Republican Christopher J. Lee to succeed him in Washington, while also swiping at Erie County Executive Chris Collins for failing to join the effort.

The retiring congressman appeared with Lee at Republican Headquarters in the Statler Towers to laud Lee’s “no-nonsense approach to cutting taxes and eliminating bureaucracy.”

“He knows just exactly what Western New Yorkers are thinking,” Reynolds said.

But the congressman also thrust a jab toward fellow Republican Collins, who had backed businessman Rick Lewis for the post and continues to discuss the race with other Republicans.

“I’m an old school politician,” Reynolds said. “So I believe that county executives from our area ought run the government and county chairmen need to do the politics.”

I would quibble with the notion that a multimillionaire who sold out his locally-based company a few months ago knows “exactly what Western New Yorkers are thinking“, but the swipe was a funny.

4 Responses to “My Time Coming … Any Day, Don't Worry About Me, No”

  1. Ben Franklin May 6, 2008 at 9:26 am #

    Gonna be just like they say, them voices tell me so.

  2. Haterade May 6, 2008 at 9:50 am #

    Love the knows “exactly what Western New Yorkers are thinking” link.
    His views are “coming soon” ??? I’m sure he’s really in tune with the average WNY’er.

  3. Mr. Pink May 6, 2008 at 2:04 pm #

    Good for Reynolds saying what everyone else is thinking…who the hell elected Chris Collins chief political boss of WNY? I love the last line in the News story that Collins’ spokesman said the CE would continue meeting with GOP’ers interested in running. Why? Has Collins miracously solved all the county’s problems that he has lots of free time to recruit candidates for office? Hopefully, Reynolds’ comments are just the start of the bitch slappin’ Collins needs to remind him exactly why he was elected (helpful hint: it wasn’t to see how many Talking Phone honchos you could get elected to office.)

  4. KevinP May 6, 2008 at 5:00 pm #

    To be fair, he’s a multi-millionaire whose father, Patrick P. Lee, sold the company for which he worked. It’s not like he can even claim some great entrepreneurial skills as his old man founded Enidine 30 years ago and built IMC into the company it is (or was) today.

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