There’s some talk in the sports world about a pardon for Plaxico Burress:
“… If Paterson ultimately opts to exit the 2010 race, a pardon would entail no political consequences. If Paterson loses the primary (based on July polling, he trails likely opponent Attorney General Andrew Cuomo by a margin of more than two to one), a pardon likewise would create no fallout …”
Plus it would be fun to watch Mayor Mike’s reaction.
It’s a little early, but Roll Call handicaps the 2010 Congressional races. The race to watch is CD-19 with incumbent John Hall v. Greg Ball. Ball’s aggressive campaign style should be a model for the NY GOP.
Pete King thinks Rudy Giuliani is leaning towards running for Governor next year. According to the Daily News:
… “We’ve spoken on and off this year about it and my impression was always that he was not intent on running, but after our [recent] breakfast … I would say he’s definitely leaning toward it,” …
Dear God, why can’t the Republicans find some new blood?! They keep putting up the same tired bunch of losers over and over again. First Lazio, now Rudy. I even heard a rumor about Pataki running for Senate. Their candidates are like the undead. What will it take to keep these people down, a wooden stake through the heart?
The Times endorsed David Yassky for Comptroller:
“… We are particularly impressed with Mr. Yassky’s ability to think creatively and then implement his ideas. Mr. Yassky, who taught at Brooklyn Law School earlier in his career, has a somewhat professorial manner. But in his years at City Hall, he has successfully fought to control guns in the city, to lessen pollution from taxis and to ban illegal dumping in the waters around the city …”
This endorsement is laughable and shows why Yassky is unqualified to be Comptroller. What does any of this have to do with managing the City’s finances? Absolutely nothing.
Leslie Crocker Snyder is rolling over Richard Aborn in the Manhattan D.A. race:
“… weeks before the Democratic primary, Snyder is standing out again—this time for beating competitors Cyrus Vance, Jr. and Richard Aborn in polls by double digits. She’s also ahead in fundraising …”
More nonsense from David Yassky in the Daily News:
“Why are you the best person for the job? The job of the Comptroller is to fight the special interests to root out waste, to demand accountability and results through innovation, and to help get the City’s economy back on track. I have the strongest record of doing just that. I … stood up to the NRA and powerful gun lobby in Washington while working for Chuck Schumer to pass the Brady Bill and Assault Weapons Ban …”
No, Dave. According to the Comptroller’s website:
“… the mission of the office is to ensure the financial health of New York City by advising the Mayor, the City Council, and the public of the City’s financial condition. The Comptroller also makes recommendations on City programs and operations, fiscal policies, and financial transactions. In addition, the Comptroller manages assets of the five New York City Pension Funds, performs budgetary analysis, audits city agencies, registers proposed contracts, etc …”
The fact Yassky doesn’t understand the job he’s running should explain why he’s running third in the latest poll by WABC-TV.
Senator José Serrano is robocalling for Richard Aborn:
“… As D.A. Richard Aborn will focus on stopping crime before it starts by getting guns off the streets …”
The Senate might return for a special session on September 10.
If it saves just one life:
“… Ready… Aim… Gone. A gun-shaped pendant belonging to public advocate hopeful Bill de Blasio’s teenage daughter has disappeared – from his campaign literature … the campaign noticed it and edited out the image …”