Saturday, September 27, 2008

Whining We Can Believe In

Is there a New York Democrat who refrained from incessant whining, complaining and apologizing this week?

Yesterday, Assemblyman Richard Brodsky of Westchester was upset because Governor Paterson didn't tell him of plans to build a new Tappen Zee Bridge in his district.

"I was glad to learn from media accounts that my district was to host the announcement about future plans for the Tappan Zee Bridge," Brodsky said in a news release.

"We welcome the Commissioner and state officials here, and urge them to spend some additional time listening to public concerns rather than just making announcements. We are releasing this statement because we have been neither briefed nor invited to the announcement."

Oh, boo hoo hoo, Dick. You know why you were kept in the dark? Because Republicans and Democrats know you're an obnoxious pain in the ass. It's bi-partisan.

Also yesterday the Assembly Ethics Committee recommended banning married Assemblyman Sam Hoyt from the Assembly intern program because of a "past inappropriate relationship" with a 23-year-old intern.

"I accept the committee's findings and once again apologize to my family and the people of the 144th Assembly District."

Assemblyman Hoyt won his Democrat primary this month with an apology-filled campaign after e-mails he exchanged with the intern were leaked to the media.

And earlier this week Congresswoman Tracy Flick Kirsten Gillibrand released a new ad because Republican opponent Sandy Treadwell hurt her feelings:

"With all of America's challenges, you'd think Sandy Treadwell could do better than a false, negative campaign. Now, rest assured Sandy's personal attacks don't hurt me. I expected it."

"Personal attacks don't hurt me." Right. Play the non-victim victim card.