Monday, February 2, 2015

Second Verse, Same as the First

Well, it's "unanimous," or at least as "unanimous" as a behind-closed-doors deal can be: The new Speaker will be Carl Heastie, whom the Times calls "flawed," which appears to be their nice way of saying "the usual dirtbag." Not only is the Times article worth reading, but so is this lovely comment by a reader:
Sleekit, cowran, tim'rous Heastie,

O what a panic's in thy breastie,

Hanky panky in thy past,

Hope it's wee and not too vast,

Clean up your act and make it hasty.

From the Assemblyman's own biography on his website comes this accolade:

Assemblyman Heastie is second to none when it comes to his ability to evaluate numbers. This skill was honed at the State University of New York at Stony Brook where he earned a Bachelors of Science in applied Mathematics and Statistics, which he followed up with an MBA in Finance from the Bernard M. Baruch College (CUNY). Throughout his academic career, Assembly Member Heastie has shown an immense love and enthusiasm for math.

Thus the $21K-$50K in credit card debt, the $10K in campaign expenses that were not properly detailed, the $23.4K in travel per diems, not to mention the $10K non-contribution from the check cashing "industry." Dude's a math WHIZ.

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