Friday, September 17, 2010

New York Still Loves Their Bums

New York Still Loves Their Bums

As the national movement of incumbents congressman losing elections picks up steam with the victory of Christine O'Donnell in Delaware every incumbent except Padro Espada was reelected in New York City, despite the newspapers pushing to "Throw the Bums Out," the push by Koch and other groups to change Albany.

Primaries Weren't a 'Throw the Bums Out' Moment Paladino was one of the only outsiders to win in Tuesday's primaries. In other races, it appears that time spent to Albany wasn't enough to get most incumbents ejected from their seats. (WSJ) * Incumbents and party favorites did well on primary night in Queens.

Koch Failed to "Throw the Bums Out" but spins in the NYT we accomplished our goal Lawyer Tries to Discredit Informer in Synagogue Bomb-Plot Case (NYT)

More spin by the NYT which drop the massage to defeat incumbents in it final editorial the day before the elections, now calls the defeat of Espada Primary Day 2010: A Little Less Sleaze (NYT)

More spin by the Daily News that Albany will change it ways. Why? They all got reelected and fool the voters once again. If anything they will be more bold at what they have been doing. Are the papers trying to Cover their Ass at the failure of their "Throw Out the Bums" campaign.
"One head rolled. So many more were deserving. But all is not lost. Many of the bums swear they've changed their stripes."Bummed out: Albany hacks must deliver on pledges of major reforms (DN Ed)

Charter School Forces Fail at the Polls

Incumbents Survive Wrath of Education Groups (WSJ) Even Education Reformer DC Mayor Dumped Fenty's Loss in D.C.: A Blow to Education Reform?

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