March 2, 2010

Where's Antoine?

In what can only be described as an affront to women, our slimeball senator Antoine Thompson (D-Niagara Falls) has apparently given $1,000 from his campaign coffers to a legal defense fund established for his disgraced former colleague, Hiram Monserrate. You surely remember Monserrate, as we've discussed this piece of shit many times on this blog. In case you need reminding, he was recently convicted of misdemeanor assault in a case that involved the slicing of Monserrate's girlfriend's face by The Rat, a wound that required 40 stitches to close.

This piece by Tom Precious is an absolute must-read for anyone who missed the story earlier in the week. Of course, the Precious story asks some extremely relevant questions about this issue, but we'd like to add our own twist.

First of all, when someone donates to Thompson's campaign, conventional wisdom states that they donate with the intention of supporting him, a specific piece of legislation or some variation thereof. I would love to know how many people or groups wrote a check to this fuckwad knowing that he was going to turn around and donate that money to the legal defense fund of some piece of shit from the Bronx who nearly went O.J. on his girlfriend.

As if his ineptitude didn't shine through enough during the vote to expel Monserrate ("I didn't vote to expel - Yes you did - No I didn't - Yes you did - Well, I did, but I didn't mean to - I was tired and sick") or the day on the floor of the Senate during which he stood up to oppose a bill that he himself had sponsored, Thompson has amazingly reached a new low.

Thompson, once again, was nowhere to be found when it came time to explain himself. Precious made repeated calls to Thompson's office, only to get the proverbial blank stare from Thompson's staff, whose incompetence is only surpassed by their boss. Look....there is absolutely no freakin' way that his staff does not know where he is at all times -no chance, no how. They knew where he was when Precious made his repeated calls and they were unequivocally, blatantly lying to the media, obviously at the direction of Thompson. What a role model.

He needs to come clean on this one and answer the question: Did you or did you not give $1,000 to the legal defense fund of a convicted woman abuser? If you didn't, then explain what the HON Legal Fund is. If you did, you should resign your position immediately. That type of conduct may fly in the Bronx, but in Western New York, we have respect for our women.

1 comment:

Richard Strongbridge, Ph.D said...

I would tend to argue that Thompson being away from Albany is the best thing that could happen for his severely underrespresented district.