Since I began blogging I have railed against the hideous state of New York politics (home of Sheldon Silver, who never saw a tax dollar he couldn't steal or a welfare program he wouldn't support) here and here and it's impact on the New York economy here..
I love New York, love it's energy, it's power, it's excitement, it's joie, it'ss passion. I love it all. Which is what makes living in such a bastion of liberal despotism so distressing. And while I divorce the city from the Democratic Boss Tweed-like machine, there are moments - like using the restrooms on the Westside (IE Starbucks) and encountering the most vile Bush bashing graffiti on the lavatory walls.
During the Presidential election you could not walk down the streets without being assailed by anti- Bush petitioners, electioneers, and run of the mill pains in the asses.
The state comptroller, Alan Hevesi, is getting his race for re-election off to an unusual start by describing his own remarks as "remarkably stupid," "incredibly moronic," and "totally offensive."
Mr. Hevesi was referring to a remark he had made when he described Senator Schumer as someone who would "put a bullet between the president's eyes, if he could get away with it."
"We really feel bad for poor Chuck - United States senator. The man who, uh, uh, how do I phrase this diplomatically, will put a bullet between the president's eyes, if he could get away with it," Mr. Hevesi told graduating students at Queens College. More here
This Hevesi story is hardly unique or extraordinary. It is exemplar of the New York Democrats.
And while Hevesi subsequently described his own remarks as "remarkably stupid," "incredibly moronic," and "totally offensive," - what he meant is that it was "remarkably stupid," "incredibly moronic," and "totally offensive" that he got caught saying those things. Me, I think he should be thrown out on his ass for speaking of assassinating the President but we live in an amoral world.
Mine you Hevesi is hardly radical. He is a quiet, composed, straight laced member of the Democratic party. Seriously. I know. I met him years ago at a Young President's Organization gathering at a state senator's home. He was there soliciting support for his comptroller's run. He fits he job of comptroller - he's an accountant for pete's sake. And he is running for re-election. I'll bet you dollars to donuts he wins. That's how crooked New York is. And New York voting is crooked - that's why they want all those illegals voting. When we get off paper ballots and go legit, the Democrats may have a problem.
Stalin was right when he said it's not who votes, it's who counts the votes.
"Comptroller Hevesi was trying to make a point, he went way too far and it was inappropriate and wrong."
Weak, very weak. Sounds like a secret endorsement to me. Keep all of this in mind. This is what we are dealing with.