August 6, 2007

Brief window of opportunity coming... soonish

I was a bit worried that my latest piece on New York State politics was too abstract, but NYCO nicely rescues it with an excellent piece on a strategy that might give New York State participatory politics again.

Her idea, which stems from a comment at The Albany Project, recognizes an essential but painful point in New York politics: no one with real power is willing to give up that power except those who are being forced to lose it anyway.

Read her article for the complete story, but it makes me wonder who can convince Joe Bruno to set at least some things right when he finally departs. It could be a very exciting December, in 2008 or 2010.

On a different note, Governor Spitzer has taken up blogging.

Posted by simon at August 6, 2007 5:43 PM in
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