Albany remains happily submerged in the same pork-and-patronage sludge-pit that led to Silver’s downfall — as everybody stands around blinking.
In other words, business as usual; Bharara best not be counting on Albany to fix itself.
Yes, he’s done yeoman’s work. But it won’t be enough.
That’s because digging out corruption while ignoring the corrupters will never be enough.
Locking up a few enablers, on the other hand, probably would help. It certainly couldn’t hurt.
Bharara has made it clear that his work is far from over. So there’s still time to broaden its scope — that is, to bust a few johns.
Here’s hoping. At this stage, the only real reform resides in fear.