Shocker: Dem and GOP pols caught in bribery scam to get Dem elected Mayor of New York City on GOP ticket...
Now, what's so shocking is not that a democrat would try to bribe his or her way into office;they do this all the time, as a matter of course. Especially in a place like New York, Chicago, Detroit or Washington, D.C., because the sort of democrat those places seem to breed would never see a democrat elected if he/she had to rely on, oh...their wits, or telling the truth.
What's really surprising in this case is that the New York City GOP, or a goodly number of it's leadership, seems to have conspired to put a democrat (small 'd' intentional) on it's ticket as a mayoral candidate! Go figure! It's no great secret about how dysfunctional and corrupt the NYC GOP is. The shocker is just how easily they were caught. Complacency seems to be the buzzword in new York City politicial circles when it comes to graft.
Unfortunately, someone had to ask Governor Douchebag...err...Andrew Cuomo, who is to politics what Bowser was to Sha Na Na, what he thought of all of this. Predictably, he said this:
"I hope (Smith) fully co-operates with the investigation and I hope the investigation is thorough and speedy and gets to the facts. We have zero tolerance for any violation of the public integrity and the public trust."