Wednesday, April 19, 2006

The New York Race For Governor

George Pataki steps down as Governor of New York at the end of this term, which means that this November brings election of his replacement.

The field of candidates is dominated by dullards from the one major party (Democrats and Republicans). The usual suspects: Eliot Spitzer, Tom Suozzi, John Faso and dreadfully enough, Bill Weld the former Governor of Massachusetts (one of the worst governors that great Commonwealth ever elected) prove that there is no hope for the future of working New Yorkers.

Those four alone are enough to make for the dullest election in American history.

Then . . . suddenly . . . ASSociated Press comes out with a news article about Malachy McCourt joining the race!

McCourt wants to be the Green Party nominee.

Voting for McCourt is a good idea! Read about his campaign here.
Author McCourt to Run for N.Y. Governor
By MICHAEL GORMLEY, Associated Press Writer
Tue Apr 18, 11:57 AM ET

Malachy McCourt, a writer, actor and brother of the author of "Angela's Ashes," says he plans to seek the Green Party nomination for governor of New York to end nuclear energy programs and revoke the death penalty.

"It is quite clear in the Bible 'Thou Shalt Not Kill,'" McCourt, well-known in New York City progressive politics, said in a news release.

McCourt plans to officially announce his candidacy Sunday. He was out of the country Tuesday and didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.

McCourt has appeared on public radio and numerous TV talk shows. His latest of eight books is "I Never Drink When I'm Sober," and he writes a newspaper column called "Sez I to Myself."

He also has acted in soap operas, in films including "The Molly Maguires," "She's the One," "The Devil's Own," and "Green Card," and in the HBO prison series "Oz." His brother Frank McCourt wrote the best seller "Angela's Ashes."

A Green Party spokesman didn't immediately respond to a request for comment Tuesday.

Candidates seeking the job being vacated by Republican Gov. George Pataki this year are Democrats Eliot Spitzer and Tom Suozzi and Republicans John Faso and Bill Weld.
For those in the know, please note the biographical reference to Bill Wilson.

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