Monday, January 08, 2007

Promoted from watchdogs to lions?

In this morning’s Ithaca Journal, Jay Gallagher uses a metaphor right off the pages of National Geographic to describe the current mood in Albany:
It wouldn't be surprising if members of the state Legislature these days feel like a herd of antelopes on some African savannah, cowering as the lions, or in this case “reformers,” circle around them.

Who will they pick off next? Better not fall behind the herd. They will show no mercy.
And indeed, if legislators refuse to get on board with the transformative changes New York so desperately needs, like an overhaul of the state ethics law, campaign finance reform, and an end to legislators drawing their own districts, they don’t deserve any mercy. Not from reformers and not from the voters they pretend to serve.

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1 comment:

Pontificator said...

Ha -- great post. I couldn't agree more!