Nice Going, Fellas
Bad news, everybody — it looks like, apart from the midwestern breakthrough, gay marriage is staying behind the Chowdah Curtain. See, New York’s Senate just ‘sploded this afternoon.
In a dramatic late afternoon overthrow of the Senate leadership, Senate Republicans joined by two dissident Democrats took control of the upper chamber and installed Sen. Pedro Espada as president… Espada, D-Bronx, who returned to Albany in January after a hiatus, said he is a voice for reform Democrats and that more reformers will be joining his lead. He and Sen. Hiram Monserrate of Queens joined the 30 Senate Republicans to remove all leadership put into place at the start of year when Sen. Malcolm Smith became the majority leader.
Ah, “hiatus.” Turns out that the two turncoats are as crooked as the day is long. But whereas this might be a drawback in non-Illinois Democratic circles, this is a definite plus in the GOP of today. Sheesh.