February 7, 2007

Comptroller chosen behind closed doors

I haven't had strong opinions about the New York State comptroller's race until now, but this is clearly the wrong way to choose the state's top financial inspector:

Instead of a popular vote, or the open process that the Legislature agreed to conduct last month, Mr. DiNapoli was chosen in a closed-door meeting of Assembly Democrats this afternoon. Applause could be heard from outside the door.

Sure, there'll be an open vote later, but wow. Disgusting. It's long past time for Assembly Speaker Silver - and those who think this is a great way to conduct business - to get (thrown) out of state government.

Posted by simon at February 7, 2007 2:34 PM in
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