Wednesday, November 22, 2006

'Draft LaTessa' Campaign Reaches Albany!

Liz Benjamin of the Albany Times Union is the first to report our new campaign in the world of Political Blogs. The blog posting can be seen here. It is also below in its entirety!

Waiting In The Wings
November 22, 2006 at 2:49 pm by Elizabeth Benjamin
Some Central New York residents have started a “Draft LaTessa” blog, described as:
“An appeal to the powers that be in Albany to appoint Syracuse City Comptroller Phil LaTessa as New York’s next Comptroller.”
…Just in case Governor-elect Eliot Spitzer needs any help in choosing a successor to state Comptroller Alan Hevesi IF it comes to pass that Hevesi is removed from office, and IF he doesn’t resign first, putting control of selecting his replacement in the hands of the state Legislature (actually, mostly in the hands of Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, D-Manhattan).
This site does touch on a point I’ve heard made in several political circles now - that if Hevesi goes and Spitzer is able to control who replaces him, it would behoove him to pick someone from upstate, given that all the statewide offices and the Senate minority leader’s post are now held by downstate Democrats - a fact that makes many upstaters nervous.