What Do You Think
This Really Means?
Long-time New York State
Assemblyman Mike Spano, darling of the Spano family clan, and of the local
Republican / Conservative clubhouse district leaders, emerged from years of
suppressing his Democratic Party tendencies to publicly reveal his true
conviction. He favors and supports abortion and the gay marriage agenda. The
fact that Assemblyman Mike Spano could not quite utter these words on his
recent Cable News 12 Westchester interview was interesting. It was somewhat
like his press conference response to the question of whether he would be
supporting fellow Democrat and
Robertson. He said, “I haven’t sat down with him yet!”
Mike Spano would have us believe that in his long-thought-out decision
making process he allegedly went through, was because the national
Republican party abandoned him and his values. Ah ha! So now, we know.
It was the Republicans who are the culprits for Mike Spano defecting to
one of the most liberal Democrat state parties in the country; under
the direction of comrade Sheldon Silver, himself a poster child of
is a self-serving Spano survival stunt. It’s a non-event politically,
yet Cable News 12 Westchester gave Assemblyman Mike Spano the first
nine minutes of air time to discuss this “major,” breaking news story.
The Journal News followed suit, placing the story on the first page.
Assemblyman Mike Spano, not too comfortable in his staged and scripted
act for the cameras, told us he’s against the War in Iraq.
Well, who isn’t? We all would prefer disengagement. Yet, what relevance
is it to a New York State Assemblyman? When was the last time
Assemblyman Mike Spano was asked for his views on the War in Iraq,
or for that matter, on any national issue? Let’s face it folks,
Assemblyman Mike Spano, as loveable as he may be, has been a
non-performing, and non-functioning member of the Democrat-controlled New York State Assembly
for his entire career. Only as the sibling of his powerful New York
State Senator brother, Nick, did his assembly appendage have any life.
Only in Yonkers can Republican County Clerk Leonard Spano retire before losing his seat; his son Nick can lead the Westchester County Republican Party to ruin and lose his election to another political fraud; have another brother, Lenny, think he could run as a Democrat
for Mayor of Yonkers this year, shortly after retiring from his police
union position with absolutely no experience in government; and
finally, push Assemblyman Mike Spano to run in a Republican primary
four years ago, lose, then take a two-year hiatus, to be homebound, and
then come back as some kind of “savior,” and now switch to the
there anyone out there who is still fooled? The Spano family trademark
has always been prearranged; easy elections. Is this now the local pool
of Democrat Party talent in Yonkers?
Cousins, Jenkins, Lesnick, McDow, and Mike Spano? Say it isn’t so! All
are accidental office holders, adept at talking their way around
issues, but not producing very much of anything.
Populi has been consistently saying that this is a one-party city. What
further proof is needed? Same sex or same party, this closeted
political birth is a late term procedure that survived. The coupling of
these two parties demands other choices. Low voter turn-out speaks for
itself. Perhaps, an independent party candidate could give us some hope.
here is about principle; only public relations and power. Not brains,
just brawn. It’s superficial, not substantial. Mike Spano has made his
choice. He should be, where he feels most comfortable. Now this should
give more people the opportunity to find better ways to present
themselves to the voters, and this is also a time for the voters to
cast aside the political opportunists and seek to unify their interests
through other political venues: such as Unity08 on the national level, or supporting third party candidates on the local level.
Also, please read The Journal News article published on July 15, 2007, penned by Glenn Blain, entitled Spano Welcomed Into New Party with Few Questions Asked.