Thursday, March 15, 2007

Conservative Chairman Abandons Senate GOP

Capitol Confidential Liz Benjamin

"A Rose by any other name......" or maybe a republican in any other state??? Like the "welcome to bizzaro world" article the other day..everything is turned upside down here...unless Long is looking for a few state jobs from Spitzer..to dole out......andy

"State Conservative Chairman Mike Long has reached out to Democratic Gov. Eliot Spitzer today with a letter (made public via press release) in which he acknowledges he and the governor would be considered “strange bedfellows,” but says he can’t support the Senate majority’s proposed spending increases.
“William Shakespeare wrote in The Tempest “Misery acquaints a man with strange bedfellows,” and in 2007, I find myself in the exact same position,” Long wrote.
“The New York State Conservative Party finds itself coming full circle…we are back where we began in 1962. For years, we have been aligned with the Republican Party in New York, but J. Daniel Mahoney and Kieran O’Doherty, founded the Conservative Party because the Republican Party had lost its way.”
Governor Spitzer, I do not agree with most of your budget. You have increased spending at levels that according to the Comptroller are unsustainable. I believe there is fat in your budget and given the opportunity, I would cut spending. If your future budgets continue at the same rate of spending, New York could go bankrupt.”
“As difficult as your budget is, what the Republican controlled Senate is proposing, forces me to re-evaluate your proposals.”

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