Assemblyman Mike Spano Comes Out of the Political Closet By Vox Populi

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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
Yonkers mayoral candidate Dennis
Robertson. He said, “I haven’t sat down with him yet!”

Assemblyman
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
dysfunctional government.

This
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
Democrats.

Is
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.

Vox
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.

Nothing
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.

eHeziAssemblyman Mike Spano Comes Out of the Political Closet By Vox Populi

Comments 37

  1. Cousins has not delivered for yonkers. We need to get senator spano back in office. We need our voice back in the senate…

  2. record aid??? how about nothing that what she brought. don’t talk about what is mandated to come from the state. mickey mouse can hold the seat and that won’t change. she brought no additional dollars to the district. thats a fact! 60 million to longisland and nothing to yonkers. crime on the rise – taxes going up – school budget shortfalls… andrea just can’t get it done!
    JoE Guy

  3. YEAH IT WILL BE A BIG LOSS FOR COUSINS. SHE NEVER WON IN THE FIRST PLACE. PEOPLE CAME OUT FOR SPITZER – CLINTON – CUOMO AND SHE REAPED THE BENEFITS. SHE LOST YONKERS AND GREENBURGH SWEPT HER IN. WE ARE PAYING FOR THIS. SHE BROUGHT NO NEW DOLLARS TO THIS CITY. ALLO THAT MONEY IS MANDATED BY THE STATE. SO MUCH YOU KNOW..70 MILLION TO LONG ISLAND AND ZERO TO YONKERS. BUT AGAIN I AM SURE YOU DON’T PAY TAXES ANYWAY… SO WHY WOULD YOU CARE?
    jOe gUY

  4. Get a grip Senator Stewart-Cousins brought in a record aid to Yonkers $344 million dollars.
    Westchester NEVER got high tax aid not Spano not Chippie Flynn never.
    It was in the tax bill you said you paid. Take some time and read it.
    I hope that Nick Spano runs again, it will be a another humiliating loss to Senator Stewart-Cousins.

  5. Get a grip Senator Stewart-Cousins brought in a record aid to Yonkers $344 million dollars.
    Westchester NEVER got high tax aid not Spano not Chippie Flynn never.
    It was in the tax bill you said you paid. Take some time and read it.
    I hope that Nick Spano runs again, it will be a another humiliating loss to Senator Stewart-Cousins.

  6. TO THE 11:53 POST… ARE YOU STUPID? I PAY TAXES IN THIS CITY.. MY KIDS GO TO SCHOOL IN THIS CITY.. IF YOU WANT TO KEEP ANDREA THAN YOU DON’T CARE ABOUT THIS CITY. I AM SURE YOU DON’T EVEN PAY TAXES HERE ANYWAY SO SHUT YOUE MOUTH…. I CARE ABOUT THIS CITY.. WHATS HAPPENING HERE IS WRONG. 80 MILLION TO LONG ISLAND NOTHING TO THE CITY OF YONKERS? THATS A DISGRACE.. SHE JUST CAN’T GET THE JOB DONE. BRIONG BACK THE REAL SENATOR.. SENATOR SPANO..
    jOE GuY

  7. UNITY 08 IS A BUNCH OF CRAP
    THEY HAVE NO PARTY.,THEY HAVE NO
    ORGANIZATION, THEY THINK THEY HAVE
    ACCESS TO NON PARTY REGISTERED VOTERS
    BUT THEY DON’T GET THE FACT THAT JUST BECAUSE\ VOTERS PREFER NOT TO REGISTER IN
    A PARTY DOES NOT MEAN THEY DO NOT LEAN
    ONE WAY OR THE OTHER..THIS IS ANOTHER
    CRACK POT POLITICAL EFFORT BY LIBERALS
    WHO HATE EVERYONE

  8. I WILL JOIN YOU IF YOU ARE ENDORSING NICK SPANO FOR SENATE.. THIS DISTRICT NEEDS A LEADER AND WE ARE MISSING THAT RIGHT NOW.,.

  9. Thank you for mentioning Unity08. With 40% of registered voters now independent/unaffiliated and the parties playing to their single-issue, polarized bases, you have something like 60% of the voting population that isn’t being represented well by anyone. Unity08 hopes to bring the crucial issues to the forefront and nominate a bipartisan ticket to represent this populace of voters.
    I hope that you will all join us!
    Sincerely,
    Bob Roth
    VP Online Marketing
    Unity08.com

  10. WOW – WHER DO I START? DEE BARBATOT COULD BEAT MIKE SPANO? WOW – THAT COULD NEVER HAPPEN BUT I WOULD LOVE TO SEE DEE TRY. SHE FED OFF THE SPANOS FOR YEARS AND THIS IS WHAT THEY GET FROM HER. I THINK THAT SHOWS A LOT ABOUT HER. MIKE SPANO IS A DEMOCRAT NOW. THE DEMS WILL ACEPT HIM AS HE HAS BEEN VOTING DEMOCRAT FOR YEARS. I DO HOPE THAT NICK SPANO IS BACK AS SENATOR THOUGH

  11. Here is an interesting thought. Which law prevents a person from changing parties? That’s right, we are in America, where someone can switch parties and not get shot. Some of you that post on this sight might want to take a look at the constitution.
    Senator Stewart-Cousins beat Nick Spano, wasn’t that close.
    Democratic Chairman and County Legislator Ken Jenkins won with 81% of the vote in the Special Election and from all accounts is doing an outstanding job.
    For all of Lesnick’s faults many people view him in a positive light as a concilitor.
    Mike Spano will run for Mayor as a Democrat in 8 years – after Councilmember Robertson’s win.

  12. Here is an interesting thought. Which law prevents a person from changing parties? That’s right, we are in America, where someone can switch parties and not get shot. Some of you that post on this sight might want to take a look at the constitution.
    Senator Stewart-Cousins beat Nick Spano, wasn’t that close.
    Democratic Chairman and County Legislator Ken Jenkins won with 81% of the vote in the Special Election and from all accounts is doing an outstanding job.
    For all of Lesnick’s faults many people view him in a positive light as a concilitor.
    Mike Spano will run for Mayor as a Democrat in 8 years – after Councilmember Robertson’s win.

  13. unity 08′, you must be kidding..this is
    a two party nation…when was the last
    time a thrid party candidate got any
    electoral votes…perot?nope….anderson?
    nope..you have to go back to strom
    thurmond the segregationist….
    Unity 08′ is a joke…the next president
    will be either rudy giuliani, fred thompson
    barak obama hillary clinton or al gore..
    and that’s it…complaining about politics
    is nto the answer..why doesn’t vox run
    for office…

  14. Vox hit the nail square on the head in this article.
    Can’t wait for the real people in Yonkers to get angry and toss these bums ip to Hopewell Junction where they belong.

  15. The democrate are also a disgrace. Lesnick screwed it for Robertson, who really is a republician. Can you imagine a loyal democrate voting for a SpaNO. And a true democrate could never support the likes of a conservative republician like Phil Amacon.
    Yup Lesnick screwed the Party amd the Party screwed itself by allowing SpaNO to defect over to them.
    AH!THEM DEMS!

  16. there is a reason mike spano is not
    going to back robertson..dennis is
    only getting 13% against the mayor’s
    53%..so why would mike back an obvious
    loser…just because he is now a democrat
    doesn’t mean can’t tacitly support a republican

  17. Did anyone else catch the look on Sheldon Sivers face, when Mike Spano did not answer in the affirmative, his backing of the Robertson?

  18. boy I love the negative posters..
    just keep taking pot shots at mike
    spano..you know what they say
    every knock’s a boost..when i talk about
    the party nominating social conservatives
    that does not include nick or phil
    those issues are irrelevant on the local
    level..job performance is…you completely
    don’t understand my point..and you
    are mixing apples with oranges..
    go back and look at the spencer clinton
    results IN YONKERS..spencer lost his
    home city and virtually every ward
    Faso did not get the base republican vote
    in the state…when the top of the
    ticket sucks that badly …the middle
    of the ticket ie nick spano gets
    washed away..that will not happen again

  19. Mike E
    This has nothing to do with core beliefs. If you think that the Spano clan doesn’t calculate every move then you must think that Carl Vegari and Angelo Martinelli are coming back to give you some credibility. They have analyzed the polls, they know that Mike is weak in his own party, it’s a natural move.
    I think it would be appropriate when 214 Mamaroneck Ave. is sold that Nickie give some of his real estate commission to Mikey’s campaign.

  20. Is Mike Spano going to run for Yonkers Mayor as a Demorcrat? I think he would have a very good chance getting the Democratic vote, AND the Spano vote. Is this a possibility?

  21. ok mikeE…you’re such an IDIOT
    you complain about the far right wingers that the state and county republicans have nominated recently – what about amicone and nick spano?
    the republicans lost nick’s race (and will lose amicone’s race) because the PEOPLE are fed up with taxpayer-sucking leeches running government
    the democrats will SWEEP this year and next – and mike spano WILL be defeated in a democratic primary next year by shelly mayer
    amicone, nick spano, mike spano, and mikeE will all be sitting on the sidelines very soon

  22. winning elections is of course a high priority for every elected official across
    the nation, but in mike spano’s case being
    a republican 10 years ago and being one now
    are two different paradigms..the state party
    and the local westchester party have ,
    over time, shed their image as moderate
    centrist parties who nominate moderate
    centrist candidates, and have lurched to
    the right aided by the fact that republicans
    think that withouth the conservative cross
    endorsement they cannot win (giuliani and
    bloomberg proved the oppposit and in new
    york city where dems out number reps
    4-5 to 1) so the state party and the westchester party have been playing to their
    right as more and more voters were registering either democrat or independent.
    mike’s philosphy hasn’tchanged over the years and to suggest he is not smsart enough
    to have a philosophy means the poster making
    such suggestion has either an anti spano
    bias, is a democratic partisan, or his
    himself ignorant..mike certainly does have
    a set of core beliefs and in light of what
    the republican party has nominated recently
    those core beliefs are more at home in the
    democratic party..what is bothering democrats and the anti-spano brigade the
    most is that as a democrat mike is absolutly guaranteed re-election in 2008
    and beyond…and that is a good thing for
    yonkers since his district is the only
    assembly district wholely contained
    in yonkers..it should enrage the spencer
    spring mclouglin axis of self aggrandizement
    as well as the independence party since
    as a democrat mike does not need any other
    party to win…and that is the way it should
    be..changing for that reason alone is reason
    enough…STOP THE PRACTICE OF CROSS ENDORSEMENTS AND THE REPUBLICAN PARTY WILL
    ONCE AGAIN HAVE A CHANCE TO ELECT MODERATE
    CANDIDATES IN NY

  23. with respect to Mikey, the Spanos never cared about philosophy or ideology (Mikey isn’t bright enough to understand ideology). It’s about winning elections. . .that’s the only thing the Spanos care about.

  24. How do you explain where a Republican Councilwoman and her Husband a Republican Ward Leader are both politically appointed by the top two democrats in the county ? that’s unethical and it smells bad!

  25. Dee is “Simply The Best”
    The best thing that evered happened to this city.
    Anyone who is disliked by Spencer so intensely HAS TO BE GOOD

  26. The comment attacking Barbato is offensive and potentially libelous.
    if you dont like her fine. There are better ways to express your feelings.
    It should be deleted.

  27. Dee Barbato is “Simply a *****!
    She will be termed out of office soon.
    She will switch parties to keep her job and rich’s job.
    BOTH REPUBLICANS EMPLOYED BY DEMOCRATS WHAT A SHAME!!!

  28. This fall Amicone and Murtagh will LOSE. Republicans are on the path of destruction. The constant infighting only hurts the Republicans. Thank Fleming and Simpson.

  29. Mike saw the writing on the wall. He never thought his brother would lose. Give the people enough reason and it will happen. Nick lost, Martineli lost. Next Mike and Lesnick. They have anger the people. Somethings people forget this they won’t. You can take that to the bank!

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