The turmoil surrounding NYS Assemblyman Sam Hoyt is getting even more nasty. Hoyt's camp is blaming his opponent for orchestrating the controversy. I could be wrong, but wasn't it Hoyt that made the decision to sleep with women that aren't his wife? The spin doctors can't get you out of this one, Sam.
A secondary effect of the Hoyt controversy is the battle between Buffalo News writer Bob McCarthy and blogger Joe Illuzzi, who released the sexually charged Hoyt emails. Those of us who read the Illuzzi letter accept his website for what it is, but it's disappointing to see someone of McCarthy's reputation and character get sucked in by Illuzzi. McCarthy writes of Illuzzi in today's column that he is a "blogger with a reputation for demanding money from politicians and a conviction for driving a bank robbery getaway car." Come on, Bob, stay above it.
The Molson Concert Canal Series wraps up with rocker Jeff Martin tonight. Congratulations to the city of Lockport Mayor & Common Council for a tremendously successful series. And an additional thank you to North Tonawanda Mayor Larry Soos for opening his big mouth just enough to have the series moved to the Lock City.
John McCain continues to gain ground on Barack Obama, leading to several prominent Dems to call on BO to choose Hillary as his running mate. What would we do without the 200,000 jobs Hil promised Upstate? Oh wait, that promise was made assuming John Kerry would be Prez.
Someone who signed up for the Barack Obama VP text reportedly received the following message: "Barack has announced his VP candidate choice, and wants you to be the first to know! We are proud to announce: John Kerry!" It was a hoax. Apparently it's not hard to do.
McCain's Denver office got a scare when they received an envelope containing white powder.
Niagara County Community College is moving forward with its plans to three-phased hospitality and tourism training center project in Niagara Falls.
Have a nice weekend.