The Return of The Bay Ridge Interpol: Democratic Reform Blog Back To Challenge Golden, Malliotakis
The Bay Ridge Interpol, the Democratic reformist blog of Brooklyn, is back today. First on their list is a piece discussing Marty Golden‘s recent embarrassment upstate, centering on the fact that he fled from a critical vote in the State Senate chamber.
While we sometimes disagree politically, we welcome them and their voice back to the blogosphere. And here is their latest piece:
As the 2010 legislative session nears sunset, lawmakers are scrambling to pass a pile of bills which have been on the table for months.
One of the more controversial bills with powerful supporters would require semiautomatic handguns made and sold in New York to have unique identifying information on spent shells – a process known as “microstamping.”
After a heated debate and slow roll call voted, the bill was yanked from the floor yesterday just before it was about to fail. Three upstate Democrats voted “no,” but the Democrats who control the chamber blamed the bill’s demise on Marty Golden who took a conveniently timed mysterious phone call and was in the hallway when it was time for his vote.
Does this mean Marty is for handing out semiautomatic handguns on street corners? Perhaps. Maybe he was too ashamed to admit it so he stepped out to check his voice mail.
Insiders say the call was actually from the Bay Ridge Manor and they needed Marty’s credit card number to order more rubber chicken in preparation for the campaign trail this fall. Stay tuned…
And here is the accompanying video from Capital Tonight, during which the Senator appears pale and uncomfortable:
Additionally, the blog is commenting on mysterious Assembly candidate Nicole Malliotakis:
We have been critical of Assemblywoman Janele “Spenser: For” Hyer-Spencer in the past but we are backing her 100% against this Nicole Molinari-otakis candidate.
I guess the sleeping lion has been awoken now as Ms. Malliotakis was backed by Marty Golden who said, “We need a fighter in Albany and someone who is going to fight against the same, old tax-and-spend policies of the past.” Too bad Marty doesn’t take his own generic endorsement as progressive advice for himself.
What we know about Nicole Malliotakis is very little. We know she is a “government relations professional” (a.k.a. unemployed). Prior to her career in the private sector, she was a public liaison and advisor to former Governor Pataki. We also know Ms. Malliotakis traveled to Cuba for 10 days in November 2009. Not sure what she learned there. Crash course, I guess.
To read the full articles, visit their blog. Whether you agree with them or not, you can’t help but appreciate their style.
We welcome their perspective and opinion back to the political debate.