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By Jeremy Schiffres, Daily and Sunday Freeman, Kingston, N.Y.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

The bums stay in

Voters baffle me.

For the last two years, we've been hearing the public scream loud and long about how New York has the most dysfunctional state government in the nation and that the only plausible solution is to "throw the bums out."

And what happens last night? Every state legislator in the Mid-Hudson Valley (save for one who was in a too-close-to-call race at the end of Tuesday) is re-elected.

Kevin Cahill, Marc Molinaro. Joel Miller. Cliff Crouch. Pete Lopez. All awarded new terms in the Assembly. And incumbent Frank Skartados looks to be heading toward victory.

Bill Larkin. John Bonacic. Steve Saland. Jim Seward. All headed back to the Senate.

I just don't get it. And neither, apparently, do the people who went to the polls yesterday.



Blogger Paul said...

Definition of insanity? Doing the same thing over and over and wonder why things never change. Could not agree with you more. It is amazing to me how on a state and local level people keep voting the same people in, then complain about how bad things are and how nothing changes. Does anyone really think the dysfunction in Albany will go away if you keep voting in the same people that made it that way? Amazing, just amazing.

November 4, 2010 at 10:13 AM 

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