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Digesting Politics: Capitol Punishment

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

The Digesting Politics podcast goes live as WNYC reporters Andrea Bernstein and Elaine Rivera talk with Brian Lehrer about the mess in Albany and other local politics over breakfast.

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Comments [10]

Sue Susman from Manhattan

"Affordable" in NYC should mean - at the least - affordable to City employees. That is not the case for several of Bloomberg's projects.

Sep. 29 2009 11:16 AM
Amy from Manhattan

Gotta point out, Gov. Paterson can't be *re*elected as governor, because he hasn't been elected to that office yet.

Jun. 23 2009 10:28 AM
Craig from Manhattan

Why does Brian keep saying "Poor David Patterson"? He made a comment that we shouldn't mock the senate without explaining why, yet continues to do the same thing to the governor. I think the live audience is making him a little chirpy...remember, there are a lot more people listening on the radio.

Jun. 23 2009 10:28 AM
Voter from Brooklyn

For the Espada/Montserrat(Diaz) debacle to be about Latino Pride would be an anathema to the movement. The coup has had explicit shades of racism (Latino against Black/African-American), homophobia, and religious intolerance along with the two ring leaders being under suspicion of everything from domestic violence to embezzling taxpayer dollars. If this is the face of Latinos in politics, it will be rejected by the majority of New Yorkers who are not Spanish-speaking.

Jun. 23 2009 10:27 AM
Marleny from NYC

Espada needs to be removed from office once and for all.

Jun. 23 2009 10:26 AM
Chuck from Brooklyn

Albany is full of criminals, glass wielding psychos, thugs and depots.

That is why this is happening.

Half of these people should be in jail!

Welcome to the Thunderdome.

Jun. 23 2009 10:24 AM
Robert from NYC

Ed [1] you can't call Espada what he really is on air, it would be censured. Let's just say he is the lowest form of living matter as are most of the politicians in the South Bronx. My mom lives there, these folks are so corrupt that for years one of the city council members for her area was keeping the money she got for a senior citizen center to be run in the area. She got the money, the center never was established.

Jun. 23 2009 10:24 AM
Chuck from Brooklyn

Latino pride?

Latino's are proud of a thug and a criminal? That seems like a stereotype.

Jun. 23 2009 10:20 AM
Barbara from Bronx, NY

Will whoever checked out Mason's rules return it? I would like to know if there is any provision for dissolving the current Senate and holding a special election where, one hopes, New Yorkers can find some intelligent politicos to vote for.

Jun. 23 2009 10:19 AM
Ed from Brooklyn

Please call Espada what he is..... A petty despot.

He needs to be marginalized and none of his actions deserve to validated.

Jun. 23 2009 10:11 AM

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