Thursday, February 11, 2010

Culture of corruption

Writing in the New York Times, Gail Collins reviews political culture in Illinois and New York:
Our question for today is, who has the most awful political culture, Illinois or New York? ....

So, who’s worse? Both states lost their governors to scandal. But Eliot Spitzer is not about to make his debut on “Celebrity Apprentice.” Point Illinois. ....

Meanwhile, Gov. David Paterson of New York, who is mired in a controversy over a racetrack casino contract, ....
Prof. Jacobson notes an interesting omission from her article:
But [she] forgot to connect the dots: Everyone mentioned in her column was a Democrat in a state controlled by Democrats. [Emph. added]
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