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Sheldon Silver: 'Godfather of Albany' or 'the Golem'

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Capital New York lets Steve Brodner animate the character controlling New York's state government - Sheldon Silver:

Sheldon Silver is "perhaps a little bit like the godfather of Albany."

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"Maybe he's like the Golem, from the trilogy - a creature who once was human and can now only think of his precious ring."

"Or, maybe he's like the troll who lives under the bridge and then Cuomo arrives, so we wonder, will he be a serious challenger, or just another goat?"

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Studio 360

Design for the Real World: Elephant and Donkey

Friday, October 24, 2008

Kevin Kallaugher, better known as KAL, has been the cartoonist at The Economist for 30 years. He explains how the donkey and elephant came to represent the parties, and charts their evolution in our culture. Produced by Gretta Cohn.

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