Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Sweenster's Revenge

John Sweeney: He's got Derek Jeter's bat and Mickey Mantle's liver.There was a time not so long ago that people were pointing to Sweeney v. Gillibrand as a benchmark of this year's mid-term congressional elections. Now? Not so much. The New York Times, who in May said "Sweeney finds himself in the political battle of his life," is now backing off that position, and yesterday made this brilliant observation:
The incumbents in New York are benefiting from being in legislative districts drawn to keep the Republican incumbents in place.
In the words of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, no sh*t, Sherlock.

This would be a lousy time for Sweeney to go because it's just starting to get so good. Skiing in Utah with lobbyists, drinking with frat boys in Schenectady... do I have to go on? The Sweeney implosion looks to be getting closer and closer ---and sooner or later he's going to do something so stupid that it makes national headlines. Who would want to miss that, even if it takes another two years.

By the way, who heard Alan Chartock's interview with Kirsten Gillibrand? She sounds like she's about 16.