Concettina Died and Other Stories of the East Side

Hallelujah, posted June 24, 2008 at 12:07 AM

New York State Senate Majority Leader Bruno is retiring. Oh happy day! Chances of a Democratic takeover of the New York State Senate just increased greatly. We're one seat away. It's time our state's Senate started acting like our state. In other words, more progressive, more liberal, more--well--smart, than the Republicans with their interminable majority status would ever allow.

Now, we progressive activist are going to have to do everything we can to once and for all break down the decades-old power structure of Albany's "three men in a room." We need to renew our state, transform ourselves into the progressive democracy we should have been all along. And that means getting rid of the Speaker of the Assembly, Democrat Sheldon Silver, too. It's time for new leadership across the board (though, personally, for me, the jury is still out on our new Governor. So far, I like him, but we'll see...).

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