November 7, 2008

Friday Ruminations

The Niagara Power Coalition is close to settling a lawsuit brought by former Executive Director Mark Zito. We say it's about time. There would not be an NPC without the efforts of Zito, and the actions by the coalition towards Zito that precipitated the lawsuit are disgraceful.

For those who believe that Obama is non-political, his choice of Rahm Emanuel should be an immediate wake-up call. This guy once was so upset with a Democratic pollster during a congressional race that he mailed him a big dead fish. Let the political games begin; and it won't be for the faint of heart.

Some people love NCCC Prez Jim Klyczyk and some don't, but the fact that enrollment is at an all-time high is indicative of his leadership.

Congratulations to each of the winners in Tuesday's local elections. Now it's time to go to work.

The casino compact related to the Seneca Niagara Casino in Niagara Falls contains very specific language on how casino revenues are supposed to be allocated. The crux of the language states that the revenues are to be spent on economic development efforts. How allocating $3 million in casino revenues to subsidize low income housing is economic development is beyond me.

I've got mixed feelings on federal prosecutors deciding not to bring charges against Eliot Spitzer. Yes, his punishment in the court of public opinion has been harsh, but if he allegedly broke the law, he should be tried accordingly.

This is a fascinating article detailing the infighting between the McCain and Palin staffs.

We've been saying it for a year and a half, but obviously some people in Western and Upstate New York didn't give much thought to how much we have to lose with the Downstate Dems gaining every power position in state government. The Buffalo News reinforces our position.

Today is of course TGIF, enjoy our last bastion of nice weather.

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