Pulling Out All The Stops

30 Oct

In NY-23, that paragon of New York good government excellence, George Pataki, has endorsed Conservative Party candidate Doug Hoffman.  After Pataki’s decade-long tenure, where Albany pretty much stayed the same exact tax-and-spending place it’s always been, I hardly see how this is a boon to Hoffman, but as this article supposes, no matter what happens, it’s always good news for the Republicans.

Also, relatively newly minted Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, who also represented a relatively conservative district as congresswoman, will be campaigning with Bill Owens this weekend.

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3 Responses to “Pulling Out All The Stops”

  1. Mike in Lancaaster October 30, 2009 at 8:48 am #

    This is hilarious political theater as it unfolds. It reminds me of the boilerplate scene at the end of nearly every 60’s “Beach” movie. The very formal party at the pool gets always gets disrupted by Frankie Avalon jumping into the pool with his tuxedo on. At first everyone gasps at the audacity of this act. Soon, one by one, formally attired party attendees take the plunge as each looks to the others for their reaction. Finally they all jump in, afraid to be the ones left high and dry!!
    Ok..I am dating myself..sorry.

  2. STEEL October 30, 2009 at 9:58 am #

    NPR picked up on this race this morning

  3. HapKlein October 30, 2009 at 2:28 pm #

    George who…. Oh yes I think I remember him. I think he saved Sterling Forest and did a lot of hiking and then moved out west somewhere to run for President.

    So he’s back now as a conservative. He probably is afraid of getting upstaged by Sarah Palin who also is back Conservatives over Republicans. I can’t wait until she discovers she and Chris Collins share many views. Let us pray that one will run for P and the other to the Vice-P.

    All the decades (at least they seemed decades) Pataki was in Albany didn’t time just seem to stand still? Bruno, Silver and he aged a bit but other than that they, our total elected New York State government, just blended together and sort of mutually fossilized. I am glad to see Pataki brings that dynamic to the Conservative Party. Serves them right.

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