The Gateway (Queen Dean and Princess Eric Edition)
Displaying its usual scrupulousness about facts, the Post editorializes about Charlie Rangel's non-existent challenge of Clyde Williams' petitions.
Rangel never filed any specific objections, which is the real initiation point of any challenge. Rangel did take the insignificant pro forma step of filing general objections, which amounts to little more than reserving one’s rights, but by the time the Post noticed, Williams was home free.
The Post also takes time to complain about Rangel's politically gerrymandered district, which was drawn by a neutral court appointed master who did not draw lines to Rangel's advantage.
Don't get me wrong, I've probably been harsher than any NYC blogger on NYC pols who, support, defend or apologize for totalitarians, authoritarians, and those who commit or facilitate genocide---Just ask Charles Barron or David Storobin.
But for the second time in the same day the Post demonstrates its lack of knowledge concerning nominating petitions.
Choe was the witness for 20 signatures on Grace Meng's petitions--a task which could have taken him anywhere from ten minutes (if he collected them at a senior center) to two hours (in the unlikely event he actually went door to door).
Meng’s 4300 signatures were collected by over 100 different people working at probably a dozen different club houses. Given the math, almost all of those 100 or so people collected more signatures than John Choe.
Though I am no fan of John Sampson’s, one has to wonder about why Paul Rivera was so specifically targeted for a hit when he was and is merely one example of a widespread bi-partisan and bicameral phenomenon.
I have recently noted recently noted, the phenomena of Republicans who make reasonable gestures (and sometimes substantive moves) in the direction of reasonableness on social issues while simultaneously using those very same social issues to viciously stir up hatred against Democrats.
But it is not unfair to call him a hypocrite on such matters when the same people who put him up viciously attacked Lew Fidler for taking the exact same vote, especially when same sex marriage would not be law but for the acquiescence of the same people who are now putting up Ulrich.
And yet, they still churn up and exploit hatred.
From now on, I am calling such hypocrites "Closet Case Republicans," and dubbing their leader, Dean Skelos, "The King (or is it Queen?) of the Closet case Republicans" For Eric Ulrich, gay marriage an attack line and a potential liability | City and State www.cityandstateny.com
Wieseltier: "SO ISRAEL MUST be defended and Israel must be criticized. Almost nobody any longer practices the lost art of doing both at the same time, with similar emphasis, out of equally intense convictions, in a single breath"
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