Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Kapping the State Senate

Bob Kappstatter has picked up on the battle for leadership of the state senate:

Unholy alliance

"Watch out for lightning around these guys. Mortal political enemies Bronx State Sen. Ruben (The Rev.) Diaz Sr. and state Sen.-elect Pedro (The Wascally Wabbit) Espada Jr. have kissed and made up. On top of that, The Rev. and The Wabbit, seen huddling over lunch last week at the Caridad Restaurant in Westchester Square, have formed an unholy alliance with two fellow Dems, Brooklyn state Sen. Carl Kruger and Queens Sen.-elect Hiram Monserrate, to throw their collective weight around in the closely divided Senate, maybe even playing in the Republican sandbox for district largesse."

And Kappy sees the alliance possibly bearing fruit: "The Downstate Bad Boyz will likely want to have a say in whether Malcolm Smith or someone else should be majority leader if, as expected, Dems wrest slim majority control. We're told the DBBs will go public shortly after next Tuesday's election - if they can keep from stabbing each other in the back that long. ..."

The plot definitely thickens-and we eagerly await the returns next week. It just might not be business as usual.