Thursday, March 16, 2006


Today's Times Union reports:
Senate Democrats on Wednesday complained they are being censored by their Republican counterparts, who through their majority status have control over the mailings that lawmakers regularly send to constituents.

We might feel more sympathetic if they expressed the same concern for the way majority Democrats in the Assembly treat their minority Republican counterparts:
Members of the Republican minority in the Assembly said they too have struggled with censors, who in their case are with the Democratic majority.

The minority parties in each house seem a little hypocritical when they complain about the way they are treated in their own house, but remain silent on the treatment their political colleagues treat the other party in the house on the other side of the Capitol. If, for example, Senator Kruger was criticizing the Assembly Speaker, THAT would be news.