davidl on March 7th, 2011

The Audacity of a Dope, Jack Kelly explains the political phenomenon formerly attributed to one Barack Husien Obama, from RCP: Mr. Obama’s campaign speeches consisted mostly of empty platitudes, which nevertheless were greeted with wild applause. “Obama’s appeal comes not from the things he says, but from who is saying them,” wrote columnist Froma Harrop […]

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davidl on February 26th, 2011

Obami stand mute, from Dana Milbank, RCP: WASHINGTON — There have been worse times to start a new job in Washington. When Abraham Lincoln arrived in the capital 150 years ago this week, for example, the South had already seceded. Jay Carney, the new White House press secretary, didn’t have anything quite so dire on […]

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davidl on January 2nd, 2011

Mario IV, some states just never learn.  Mario Cuomo sworn in for fourth term as governor, from Nick Reisman, Politics on the Hudson: But Gov. Andrew Cuomo did take some time to enjoy being back in an old family house. “This was a whole great, explore the mansion thing,” Cuomo said. “You know, it’s amazing, […]

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Eric Florack on October 17th, 2010

Unfortunately, watching the gubernatorial race here in New York, is I think indicative of what’s going to be happening in the whole of the country. As of this writing Cuomo is something like twenty points ahead in the polls.  Of course, the polling data seems to focus on New York City , who could run […]

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davidl on September 26th, 2010

Client Number Nine disses Junior.  Disgraced ex-governor Eliot Spitzer calls Andrew Coumo dirty and nasty, from New York Daily News: ALBANY – Disgraced ex-Gov. Eliot Spitzer isn’t buying Andrew Cuomo’s kinder, gentler image. “Behind the scenes he is the dirtiest, nastiest political player out there, and that is his reputation from years in Washington,” Spitzer […]

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davidl on May 27th, 2010

Hell no to hatred.  Towel heads want to build mosque over  Ground Zero, New York Post: Angry relatives of 9/11 victims last night clashed with supporters of a planned mosque near Ground Zero at a raucous community-board hearing in Manhattan. After four hours of public debate, members of Community Board 1 finally voted 29-1 in […]

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davidl on March 2nd, 2010

The First Rule of Holes is to stop digging.   That is something else New York State Lieutenant Governor, David “Blind Man” Paterson forgot, from Elizabeth Benjamin,   New York Daily News: The Times has dropped another bomb on Gov. David Paterson, reporting that he directed two state employees to contact the woman who accused his top […]

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Eric Florack on September 20th, 2009

The New York Daily News is reporting as of about 10 minutes ago: ALBANY – In a stunning request, the Obama administration has made it clear to poll-challenged Gov. Paterson that the White House would prefer he not seek election to a full four-year term next year. The Obama administration sent the message through White […]

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Eric Florack on January 23rd, 2009

Fox News, this monring: New York Gov. David Paterson will name Rep. Kirsten Gillibrand, an upstate Democrat, to replace Hillary Clinton in the U.S. Senate, a Democratic official with knowledge of the governor’s decision told FOX News on Thursday night. Gillibrand, elected in 2006, represents the state’s 20th congressional district in the U.S. House of Representatives. […]

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Fred Dicker at :The New York Post: Caroline Kennedy last night withdrew from consideration to replace Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton – just two months after she rocked the New York political landscape by throwing her hat in the ring, The Post has learned. “I informed Governor Paterson today that for personal reasons I am withdrawing […]

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Eric Florack on January 6th, 2009

Welcome, one and all to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the sphere, BitsBlog’s Nightly Ramble. Holy cow, is there ever a lot going on the last 48 hours around here. Lots of web traffic for lots of different reasons, and lots to talk about. I said a while ago that Obama winning meant […]

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