Expose Corrupt Courts OPINION - January 23, 2009
In choosing Kristen Gillibrand as New York's next U.S. Senator, Governor Paterson has provided hope that the state court system's ethics cesspool may soon find a long overdue cleaning.
Big Cheer Number One - that Attorney General Andrew Cuomo will continue his actions to hold those accountable in the state court system who participate in corrupting a justice system for personal gain. (Unfortunately, Andrew Cuomo could not be cloned, thus preventing a dual role of NYS Attorney General and U.S. Senator from New York.)
Big Cheer Number Two - that Shelly Silver, will NOT be picking a New York State Attorney General. Horrifically, had Attorney General Cuomo become Senator, his AG vacancy, by statute, would be filled NOT by Governor Paterson but by one Shelton Silver. And to continue the pay-to-play, criminal-whitewashing pattern of New York state political insiders, any Silver-appointed Attorney General would have derailed the important work by the Attorney General over the last year to finally address the systemic corruption of law and order throughout the state.
Big Cheer Number Three - that the voice of an important NON-lower state public servant, in Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, will break the good 'ole boy, back-room deals of the small ring of greedy downstate thieves.
Three Cheers!! for Paterson, Cuomo, Gillibrand and the rule of law.