The City of Troy, New York, "Where Henry Hudson Turned Around."

Monday, September 25, 2006


According to unimpeachable sources, Tom Wade has defeated Lynn Mahoney for Democratic Chair of Rensselaer County.

E-mails from people who say they were present indicate that the race was very close and, because of the 'weighted-vote' system, decided by only a few votes.

Here's an excerpt from three e-mails. We can't vouch for their accuracy but find them interesting. The names have been withheld to protect the innocent.

"Towns went mostly for TW while LM's strength was in Troy and Brunswick. NG split and it looked like EG was fairly divided...."

"....Tom Wade won after three two or three recounts..."

"...Mahoney spoke to the group after it was all over. She never mentioned Wade or congratulated him. Not very gracious. No mended fences and I doubt there will be, not that it matters now..."

"...Premo showed up and Tom got to showcase his biggest failure. WTF?..."

According to one e-mail, Mr. DiFiglio did not go to the meeting and did not send a proxy. We have to wonder if this had anything to do with LaPosta's candidacy for City Chair. There were apparently some Troy votes that went to Wade, to the opposition's surprise.

That's a wrap. Congratulations to Mr. Wade. As Mahoney will probably tell you, running the Titanic isn't an easy job, but it sure is a thankless one.

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