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Edwards / Paterson 2012

Posted in History, NY Times, Politics, Uncategorized with tags , , , , on March 4, 2010 by mattyfresh697400

Edwards/Paterson 2012

Our political system has grinded to a bi-partisan stand still. Our leaders of government need some real introspection as to what they are doing in Washington,  but more  importantly why they became public servants in the first place. Most would state that they entered government because they to wanted to make a difference and improve the quality of life in our nation.

Well the only thing our leaders are doing right in this day and age is SCANDAL. Our leaders have SCANDAL down pat and guess where they do scandal best? Where else but NYC baby! In New York City scandal is a team sport and like the Yankees our politicians play it well. All the while the history of New York and national politics is unfolding daily right before our eyes.

David Paterson is a goner, I have him out of the Governors mansion in Albany by the weekend, but David Paterson will have a lasting effect on national politics for years to come.

What are the chances two men are forced to resign from the same post in one single term due to scandal or personal misconduct. This has got to be a first …of course it is. How hard is it TO NOT get bounced when you basically are only serving half the term? How dumb do you have to be? I love these guys.

And oh how the web of politics works..who would have thought that David Paterson who if nothing else will leave office as a joke and interesting footnote in NY politics would have such a profound effect on the political aspirations of Harold Ford Jr. , and I will go a step further and say that perhaps Hilary Clinton and The President are intimately involved.

Try and follow me here , When Odrama tapped Hilary to be the Secretary of State, she was forced to vacate her NY senate seat, thus allowing the Governor to select a replacement to finish out the term. Keep in mind Paterson had just slid into the job cuz Spitzer was Spitzin in DC with some high-priced lady friends. Suddenly this legally blind guy is Governor and he is appointing Senators. I am not sure this guy should have even been appointing the kid to run the Batman ride at six flags… and what does Paterson do..He picks Christine Gillibrand ,  who at the time was an unpopular choice and it looked briefly like Caroline Kennedy might seek the seat her Uncle Bobby held in the 1960’s (now I am just showing off)

But Paterson picks Gillibrand, Scott Brown (a republican) wins Teddy Kennedy’s seat  in Massachusetts and the Democrats are reeling. Suddenly The Democratic party can’t stand to have the boat rocked any more than it is….so Gillibrand is in and Harold Ford is a non starter.

Listen, no one is worse than John Edwards. But I gotta give my boy David Paterson some props, sicking the state police on an innocent female victim of domestic abuse (by your closest staffer) is right up there.

But honestly Washington is so screwed up at this point nothing would ever surprise me, not even an Edwards/Paterson 2012 ticket!

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Underdog Scott Brown Takes Long Held Dem Senate Seat..Poor Teddy!

Posted in Politics with tags , on January 20, 2010 by mattyfresh697400
State Sen. Scott Brown arrives with his daughter Ayla for a U.S. senatorial debate at the University of Massachusetts January 11, 2010 in Boston, Massachusetts. A special election to fill the seat of the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy has tightened between the Republican Brown and the Democratic, state Attorney General Martha Coakley. The election is January 19.B