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Monday, January 4, 2010

Silver Predicts Candidates While Many Predict His Downfall

Silver predicts a Cuomo gov run
The New York Post by BRENDAN SCOTT - December 31, 2009

ALBANY, NY -- Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver predicted for the first time yesterday that Andrew Cuomo would run for governor next year -- while refusing to endorse Gov. Paterson. In fact, Silver -- the state's No. 2 Democrat -- all but goaded Cuomo into making a run in 2010. His praise for the attorney general, which comes at the expense of Paterson, is the latest sign of the deteriorating relationship between Silver and the governor. When asked whether he thought Cuomo would run next year, Silver replied, "I do," and noted polls show registered Democrats favor the attorney general over Paterson 3 to 1. "He's clearly shown he's popular, and he's always wanted to be governor, and I think he thinks it's his opportunity," Silver said on WGDJ 1300AM in Albany. "That's why I said I think he would run." Silver declined to endorse either Cuomo or Paterson. A spokesman for Paterson last night responded, "The governor is focused foremost on keeping the state on stable fiscal footing. The more who wish to join him in that endeavor, the better."

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

That explains everything!!!

Anonymous said...

Of course Silver wants Cuomo..Do the MATH everyone...That's why the corruption still continues in NY!!!!!

LendUmyOffice said...

With respect to writing the newspaper column, a judge must always act ". . . in a manner that promotes public confidence in the integrity and impartiality of the judiciary." 22 NYCRR 100.2(A). Furthermore, a judge "shall not lend the prestige of judicial office to advance the private interests of the judge or others; nor shall a judge convey or permit others to convey the impression that they are in a special position to influence the judge." 22 NYCRR 100.2(C). Although, in general, writing a column about wills and estates would be permissible, and would not violate those provisions, the Committee believes that under the circumstances presented, it would be improper for a judge to do so for a newspaper which the judge must use to publish legal notices. The danger of a public perception of a quid pro quo arrangement (however mistaken) is of sufficient weight to render it inadvisable for the judge to undertake to write such a column

Anonymous said...

State has stable fiscal footing, huh, will that ever happen with all the corruption!
take care of the corrupt thugs first!

Anonymous said...

I didn't realize that the definition of "predict" included fixing an election.

Shelly's endorsement of Cuomo makes me think that maybe Patterson is the one who should stay Governor.

Anonymous said...

how about the news that Senator Sampson who currently Chairs the Senate Judiciary Committee has pulled a Speaker Silver move according to the NY Post and refuses to disclose the Fees Earned by his new Manhattan politically connected law firm with a Partner on the Board of the NYS Trial Lawyers Association?

Senator Sampson will have ZERO Credibility as Senate Judiciary Committee Chair UNTIl FULL Disclosure of the FEES and the arrangement.

As Judiciary Chair he is in direct position charged with overseeing the Courts and Discipline Committees that regulate Lawyers and Judges and now has a Private arrangement with one of the most powerful Lobbying groups in the State that is made up of the same Class of members that his Committee is supposed to Oversee and Regulate?

How is this any different than the Commissioner of the State DEC which oversees Solid Waste regulation in the State taking UNDISCLOSED FEES from Waste Management and BFI but telling everyone this is ok for him to regulate everyone else in the industry?

Respectfully, Senator Sampson's refusal to see this as catastrophic to ANY hope for Ethics Reform in Albany and around the state is sad and unfortunate and much more.

link to NY Post article:

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/sampson_playing_law_firm_shel_game_6WnR9nbadkhH0KEdxDf7nL

Anonymous said...

So, if Andrew Cuomo runs for Governor and wins, would he investigate the criminal activities of Bernadette E. Lupinetti, Esq.? Would he charge her with child abuse, racketerring, fraud including: case rigging, perjury, stalking, recruiting "forensic experts" to aid her in abusing children and enabling the sexual exploitation of minors as a law guardian? Will he send this monster to jail or a max security psych ward to pay for her crimes against children and families? If he does and throws the keys away on this waste, I'll vote for him.

Anonymous said...

Now it is becoming clearer to me why Jesus taught us to pray Thy Kingdom Come!

Anonymous said...

A little off this topic, but...

The new Public Advocate for NYC, Bill de Balsio, is apparently setting up his office to help citizens organize to make changes.

This may be an opportunity for those in NYC to learn what needs to be done to effectively make changes to the diciplinary committees, etc.

In the '80s, the then public advocate, Mark Green, created a comprehensive report on the corruption in matrimonial cases. While not much has changed, at least it shed light on the problems.

Anyone willing to get n touch with de Blasio to get something started?

Anonymous said...

Ooops.

re: de Balsio, see todays NY Times.

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/04/nyregion/04advocate.html?hpw

Anonymous said...

the Governor should force Cuomo to investigate or put a special prosecutor on these cases......
that would take Cuomo down, as for rigging elections, rumor has it, it has been done before......
as for Shelly backing Cuomo, that smells something fishy or a bad bagel.........

Anonymous said...

should we all write the Governor and tell him we want a special prosecutor pursuit to Executive Law #8.........

Anonymous said...

Like Silver, Sampson won't say how much his job pays. And, as is the case with Silver's firm, Weitz & Luxenberg, a founding partner of Sampson's firm, Joseph W. Belluck, sits on the board of the state Trial Lawyers Association.

The potent advocacy group spends about $2 million a year on campaign contributions and lobbying expenses. Silver has repeatedly come under fire for aiding its decades-long winning streak in the Assembly.

The group's new ties to the Senate leader are sure to draw similar concern, especially from those who back reforming the state's medical-malpractice laws.

"The trial lawyers are now covered in both houses," one veteran Capitol lobbyist said. "They have Shelly in one prominent firm, and they have the Senate leader in another firm that has a seat on their board of directors."

"You can't do any better than that that."

Sampson controls day-to-day decisions in the Senate in addition to leading its Judiciary and Ethics committees. The "part-time" Brooklyn lawmaker earns $88,500 annually, including a $9,000 leadership stipend.

Sampson spokesman Austin Shafran refused to disclose the senator's outside income, but insisted the job would not compromise his official duties.

"Senator Sampson's outside work has never been and never will be in conflict with his official duties," Shafran said.

The career move comes as Democratic lawmakers negotiate ethics-reform legislation in response to several recent embarrassments, including the corruption conviction of former Republican Senate leader Joseph Bruno.

During Bruno's trial, an Albany businessman testified that he started paying Bruno consulting fees after the senator complained about the money Silver was getting "from the trial lawyers." Bruno denied the remark.

brendan.scott@nypost.com

Anonymous said...

turn them all in Joe, even if they make the dinner!

Anonymous said...

Cuomo wants to stop Asian fish but he doesn't want to stop the bottom feeders and parasites in our Judiciary and Court System.....

Anonymous said...

Saint Andrew, Patron Saint of Crooked Lawyers and Judges, expects to be anointed by Silver. Both serve the same Master and service the same beneficiaries.

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