Anyone else catch Chris Collins on WBEN’s Hardline on Sunday? It was easily some of the most disingenuously hilarious radio I’ve heard, at least since hyperemotionalist Palinist comedian Tom Bauerle last called for an armed revolution and librul cull. Some highlights:
1. He’s sorry for calling Shelly Silver an anti-Christ, but Shelly Silver’s really bad. Maybe not Hitler bad, but I-dunno-Castro bad. The people who piled on about this? They all have an agenda.
2. Anyone who dares to question him about anything has an “agenda“.
3. Rod Watson is wrong about Chris Collins driving a wedge between the city and the county. Some of Chris Collins’ best friends and favorite things are in the city, including his Petit-Machiavellian comrade Byron Brown. Also, Rod Watson has an “agenda“, and he said, “I think we all know what that is” (I’m paraphrasing, I didn’t take notes).
4. He didn’t deny ever using the “anti-Christ” joke before, but did you know that Bruce Fisher is a really bad man? Like, he was in county government during the Giambra administration bad? Like sale of ECMC bad? Yeah, also that Bruce Fisher? He’s got an agenda.
5. If you disagree with Chris Collins you have an “agenda“.
6. The people of the 5th LD had a totally fair election, choosing Dino Fudoli, a businessman, against Diane Terranova, who was formerly the Comptroller’s liaison to the Legislature, but whom Collins dismissively referred to as “Mark Poloncarz’s secretary”. I think Mark Poloncarz and Diane Terranova each has an agenda.
7. OMG, Collins was like totally shocked that his former head of Environment and Planning suddenly quit right before it was too late to replace Kathy Konst on the Democratic, Independence, and Conservative ballots, so he searched far and wide for the best and brightest to be that department head and selected Kathy Konst, who has zero experience with either the environment or planning. (She is a former teacher and owner of an advertising business). By Collins’ own she’s-a-businessperson metric, Dino Fudoli would have been a phenomenal choice for head of the Department of Environment and Planning. Also, for asking about this question, I clearly had an agenda.
8. Prisoners in the lockup have no constitutional rights. Those who say they do and who wonder what’s up with all the lawsuits just have an agenda.
Here’s Kathy Konst last year explaining her vast experience with :