Governor David Paterson of NY… Drops the Hammer!

Update -09/12/2009. Looks like the good folks of New York suffered another terrorist attack on 9/11 -

ALBANY— Republicans in the State Senate blocked a plan to overhaul the state’s ethics laws Thursday night, the latest blow to attempts to reform New York’s scandal-prone government.

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Facing 5 weeks of political stalemate and vicious gridlock in the NY Senate which has brought the state of New York nearly to it’s knees -

Governor Paterson drops the hammer. And no, it isn’t the appointment of the new Lt. Governor…

He’s suspended the Senator’s paychecks and expense vouchers!

Since they can’t pass any legislation – they can’t even get a bribe. Continue reading

Governor Paterson Drops the Hammer

NY Governor David Paterson

NY Governor David Paterson

The New York State Senate has been embroiled in a bitter controversy and gridlock for several weeks now. Two Democrat Senators, both of whom appear to have been under investigation for illicit activities suddenly decided to jump the fence and become Republicans under seedy, if not downright questionable circumstances. The jump resulted in moving majority control of the New York State Senate to the Republicans, who had – until the current session ruled for 30 years.

The Democrats protested, and fought back – resulting in one of the Senators returning to the Democrat Party, and a 31-31 gridlock. Emotions are running extremely high, with Democrats accusing Republicans of shady dealings.

Meanwhile, the people’s business is at a standstill.

In steps the Gov. Whose indecision and missteps in the selection of a Senator to fill Hillary Clinton’s vacant seat resulted in his popularity rating being only slightly higher than Dick Cheney’s and Swine Flu.

I smell a comeback!

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