YOU ALWAYS HURT THE ONE YOU LOVE
Rensselaer County Executive Kathy Jimino will not seek Senator Bruno's seat, despite how attractive that seat may be. Why? She loves us too much.
“What has come to the surface in my own mind as I have weighed my decision is the love I have for our county, our people and my role as their county executive,” Jimino said in the statement.
And it's true. We can feel the love.
Jimino's decision is the proper one. Rensselaer County is already suffering from abandonment issues with the departure of Bruno. The fact that Assemblyman Roy McDonald has been all but anointed to run did not play a part in the decision.
With Bruno's departure, a number of Democrats are now reconsidering their options. For instance, fresh from her mayoral re-election defeat, Saratoga's Valerie Keehn is circulating petitions. Well, she does have time on her hands.
BRUNO MAY QUIT THE SENATE
Here's the odd thing, the thing that keeps people speculating: Bruno may actually resign his seat before his term expires. Leaving his leadership post at age 79 makes sense. Resigning his senate seat with only sixth months left in the term is inexplicable. Or, maybe it's explicable. Perhaps his departure from leadership did not turn down enough Federal heat.
What happens if Bruno does exit early? We consulted the State's Owner's Manual.
THE NEW MAJORITY LEADER
The new Senate Majority Leader is Dean Skelos (R-Nassau). Here's his official Senate Biography.
In high school, Senator Skelos was voted 'Most Likely to Remind Women of the First Husband.'
We already miss Joe.