The Gateway (All That Glitters is Not Goldsmith Edition)
Hesh Rabkin: "How come Cuomo has not gotten any heat for covering up Darryl Towns' arrest for a month like Mike is getting for Goldsmith?"
While much of Michael Powell's criticism of the Mayor seems on-point, Mike Lupica's assertion that the city has no problem touting the arrests of low-level city workers hinges on dismissing Bloomy's argument that Goldsmith’s was an out of town arrest.
Say what you will, it's sort of a relief for there to be one arrested Brooklyn pol who we know fir certain didn't do anything wrong. N.Y. Councilman Jumaane Williams Arrested at Parade www.nytimes.com
Yesterday, I witnessed an ugly homophobic text message that the rightwing AICPAC (not to be confused with AIPAC) sent out to help Bob Turner.
Last week, the News endorsed Turner, specifically differentiating him from Republican ideologues for his willingness to close tax loopholes; last night, Turner admitted “As a Republican, I never met a loophole I didn’t like,” and could not name one he would favor closing.
Turner's opposition to Obamacare turns out to be favoring the same thing, except for eliminating waste and inefficiency from Medicare--on Medicate he favors keeping the waste, but raising the effective age--which is not merely inhumane, but will ultimately lead to higher costs as people postpone treatment until they're covered.
Admittedly, Weprin’s not much better—he wants to keep the waste without raising the age), but at least he admits he basically likes the program, while Turner’s major problem turns ut to be that it was sponsored by a Democrat. The Brooklyn Politics Blog www.thebrooklynpolitics.com
Big shock: "Hikind to Endorse Republican in Competitive Election" is comparable to "Canine Licks its Own Testes" in its level of surprise.
Meanwhile, the Jewish Press endorses Weprin, because when Shelly sneezes they wipe their own nose, just to be sure. Wed., Sept. 7: Democrat Assemblyman Dov Hikind to Endorse Bob Turner for Congress myemail.constantcontact.com
As someone who's spent the week being attacked multiple times by a non-front page blogger for my sin of defending Israel, I still must note that the pro-Israel Goldberg is here essentially calling Netanyahu “a schmuck,” and that I essentially agree. Robert Gates Says Israel Is an Ungrateful Ally: Jeffrey Goldberg www.bloomberg.com
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