Senate Coup Plotters' Hidden Agenda

Bill Perkins

July 02, 2009

Senate Coup Plotters' Hidden Agenda

Tabloids call it a circus, but the lobbyists' goal is to squelch reforms

By Tom Robbins of the Village Voice

Tuesday, June 30th 2009 at 1:13pm

The tabloid version of the Great Senate Stalemate of 2009 goes something like this: Those bozos in the State Senate—who can't be trusted even on a good day to get their lunch orders straight—brought the people's business to a screeching halt over a petty internal dispute about who got to wield the gavel at meetings.

There is just enough of a patina of truth to this comic-book description of the Albany shutdown to convince a lot of otherwise sensible citizens to lather up in rage....

Full story in the Village Voice-- Senate Coup Plotters' Hidden Agenda