Unfortunately, the Legislature and former governor Pataki have allowed corporations and the wealthy to buy their way into state government to an unprecedented degree and left average citizens out in the cold. Any reformer naive enough to unilaterally refuse campaign money will soon be powerless to make any reforms.
Thursday, May 10, 2007
While it was rather odd timing for the Governor to hold or announce big fundraisers (and one out of state, to boot) in the middle of a major campaign finance reform push, we agree with two letters to the editor of the Post Standard that appeared in today's edition; in the end, the Governor must operate under the same rules as everyone else. We especially liked Oneida resident Richard Simberg's take: