Pedro Espada: Nepotism Watchdog

15 Aug

The Daily News reports that New York State’s totally awesome state government has a new watchdog to keep a close eye out for any nepotism in patronage positions in that fine institution.  Of course, this all has to do with the fact that Espada’s son was hired to be a deputy director of intergovernmental relations in the State Senate earning $120,000 – a job created especially for him, earning more than the actual director of intergovernmental relations.

Espada (D-Bronx) told the Daily News he never has publicly raised the issue when the family and “girlfriends” of fellow lawmakers were on the state payroll.

Upset at what he called the “pinata” treatment of his son, Pedro G. Espada, and the mostly anonymous quotes from lawmakers ripping the hiring, the senator warned all gloves are off.

“I’m not going to be a vigilante, but I am going to be vigilant,” Espada said. “I’m going to know why people are hired and what their job descriptions are.”

He added that “everybody (will be) cutting out all the nonsense about relatives, girlfriends. It’s over, it’s over, it’s over.”

Hurray for New York!  We need all the petulant hypocrites we can get!

5 Responses to “Pedro Espada: Nepotism Watchdog”

  1. Dave Allen August 16, 2009 at 6:59 am #

    No posts…. after all this time, I think we’re just getting numb to it…

  2. Ike August 16, 2009 at 1:53 pm #

    I hope he does what he says…I hope we can arrest a few dozen assholes for hiring their cousins to be assistant to the traveling secretary

  3. buffaloshark August 16, 2009 at 3:59 pm #

    I can’t believe the republicans how badly the republicans allowed themselves to be played

  4. steve August 17, 2009 at 9:22 am #

    everything that is wrong with NYS right there…


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