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

Thursday, May 08, 2008


Chair of the Troy Republicans, Tom Casey, continues to provide comic relief. He gave us a hearty laugh with his recent Pulse of the People letter.

Mr. Casey believes the Democratic Party "Bosses" are controlling legislative policy. He offers no evidence of this but we expect little in the way of evidence when the Republicans attack.

However, the irony of Mr. Casey's ethics lecture was lost on few.

The Chairman of the Troy Republicans continues to violate the ethics code of the City of Troy. City employees are prohibited from serving as party officers. Mr. Casey's reign as Troy Chair is one, continuous, ethics violation.

The biggest irony may be that under his reign, Republican council members were continually threatened by party "bosses" with the withholding of the Conservative Party endorsement if they did not do as they were told. This was especially true when the former GOP majority wished to cut one of Tutunjian's tax hikes. A few minutes before that vote, the GOP Council was given their marching orders. But not by GOP bosses. The boss of another party controls Mr. Casey's party.

Mr. Casey always gives us a good laugh.

We haven't forgotten about the Sanctuary's First Amendment suit filed against the City. Probably the first of two or three. We'll discuss that in the days to come.

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