Saturday, July 18, 2009

Carolyn not always a fan of democracy

From The Politicker:

As Carolyn Maloney prepares to announce that she's running a primary campaign against Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Maloney has left no doubt that she regards multi-candidate primary fields as an inherent good, and maybe even a right.

“People around the world watched and were inspired as people in Iran risked their lives to vote,” she told The New York Times, referring to her current situation. “New Yorkers deserve the same. They deserve the right to vote, the right to make their own decision.”

But since entering Congress in 1992, Representative Maloney has worked hard to make sure she was the only choice for Democrats in her Congressional district, as her operatives and supporters moved on multiple occasions to block potential Democratic opponents from getting onto the ballot. (It's standard operating procedure to challenge petitions, but it's a tactic that seems pretty starkly at odds with the logic of Maloney's Iran analogy.)


Missing Foundation said...

Since no one will ask her, we have yet another example of a pol confident they can say anything they want, it will be picked up in the papers, and presented as truthful reporting.

They could get away with this until now - blogs are starting to change the landscape of politics - its funny how people charge them with bias, when it seems that the old-line press is worse.

We have not seen poor reporting like this in the media for 100 years. Some day someone will examine how this sad state of affairs has come about.

In the meantime, all this has done is to drive a credibility gap between official pronoucements, and reality.

Anonymous said...

The only time this woman shows up in Queens is to be involved in some development project.

Channeling public taxes to help developers at Queens Plaza, tearing down the Astoria Instiute for housing, an out of scale HANAC senior warehouse ...

Snake Plissskin said...

NY is the pits when it comes to politics. Everything is done to deny the public a government that serves their interests.

All this is in plain sight.

World class city.

Naw, its like a whore with flashy clothes that has not bathed in a month.

We need to do something about this, but with an electorate comprised of addled seniors, lockstep union rank and file, clueless immigrants, and indifferent Tower People it is not going to be easy.

Anonymous said...

She's been around far too long. She's a millionaire, but loves the power and what's in it for her. She needs to go, just like all the rest of the NY crooked politicians. I wish there was a way to wipe the slate clean and start over in NY. Every politician is corrupt and in bed with special interest groups. Queens and Brookly politicians are in bed with the developers who are decimating our once beautiful city.

georgetheatheist said...

A political dog and pony show.

For your amusement, kiddies.

Anonymous said...

Only the wealthy need apply..............