Wednesday, April 4, 2012


A powerful New York state government Board refuses to release to the public any record of a secret vote they had to hire longtime Andrew Cuomo aide Ellen Biben at $148,000/yr. I think this calls for an investigation by the New York State Board of Ethics. Oh, wait...
They're the group we're talking about...

ALBANY, N.Y. -- New York's powerful new ethics board has refused to release to the public any record of the secret vote to hire a longtime aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo as its $148,000-a-year executive director.

The Joint Commission on Public Ethics, which has broad powers to investigate legislators and other officials, denied The Associated Press request for the records under the state Freedom of Information Law.

The board voted Feb. 2 to hire Ellen Biben.

I warned you about Cuomo. Good thing we didn't elect the corrupt Carl Paladino. Say what you want about him. I doubt we'd be talking about secret votes and longtime political cronies being appointed to obviously meaningless government positions. If you can't count on the Board of Ethics to be open and transparent, who can you count on? I think this calls for the creation of another government entity to keep an eye on the Board of Ethics. Know any more out of work sycophants looking for jobs, Andrew?

In other news, someone actually relocated to New York State from North Carolina this week. We'll have camera crews over to the house to interview them later today. The said something about being frustrated by the state's low gas prices, nice weather, and business-friendly economy...

Do you want to know a secret?
Do you promise not to tell?...


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