Tuesday, January 30, 2007

BRUNO DOES THE OLD SOFT SHOE..WHO'S ON FIRST???

Senator Bruno ET all..........photo courtesy Liz Benjamin Capitol Confidential
Bruno's response to media questions about the Comptroller Selection Controversy is a classic example of "the Albany 2 step".........Fred Astaire would be proud of the moves Bruno made today......here goes......"Asked today whose side he’s on when it comes to picking a new state comptroller, Senate Majority Leader Joseph Bruno, R-Brunswick, was uncharacteristically circumspect.
“That’s a matter of discussion, and there’s public discussions, and we’re talking about that and going to continue talking about it,” Bruno said." Errrrrrrrrrrrrrrr so who is right here......Silver or Spitzer????

“The most important thing in life is to be able to communicate accurately and well,” Bruno said. “Shelly heard the governor say five to be reported to the Legislature, and the governor said up to five. If there’s up to five, then you’re going to pick from the three, right?
(snip)
“I’m still trying to figure out what I heard because I know that sometimes what you think you’re hearing is not what you’re hearing.” So basically you are totally clueless on what you actually negotiated with Spitzer and Silver??? "That said, Bruno noted: “The Legislature picks the next comptroller, OK? That’s the law. That’s the Constitution. That’s the process. We’ll see how it plays out.” That clears things up huh??? and I love this quote from Sen Marcellino "One senator to whom Silver might consider turning if the comptroller candidate is Assemblyman Tom DiNapoli, D-Great Neck, is Carl Marcellino, R-Oyster Bay. Asked whether he would be willing to go around the screening panel to support his fellow Long Islander, Marcellino replied: “Knowing some of the members of the comptroller’s panel, yeah.” Tom DiNapoli is Silver's Ace in the hole..if he decides to buck the panel..Tom who is well liked and respected on both sides of the aisle..including the governor's mansion...will easily get the necessary votes..for the rest of Liz's article click here andy



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