Scandal or Much Ado.About Nothing

Back in late May, it looked as though my former Assembly colleague Crystal Peoples-Stokes needed Olivia Pope to get out a media jam.

Watch news anchors rip her responses re Shelly Silver. Buffalo TV station WGRZ —

Do you think a resignation by Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver would’ve resorted in chaos, as AM Peoples-Stokes asserted in that Buffalo TV news interview?

Or was she wrong and did she hurt herself in the eyes of women legislators and feminist activists?

Today, many are asking if Assembly Speaker Silver will be at his post come January. What do you think? Please comment below.

About SquarePegDem

A former state legislator turned NY Post editorial board member, thought-leader, public affairs consultant and commentator, columnist and blogger. Michael has appeared on Al Jazeera America Tonight, NY1/Inside City Hall, LIVE, YNN/Capital Tonight, The Brian Lehrer Show, The Fred Dicker Show, The Capitol Press Room, and The Daily Show. His op-eds have appeared in the NY Post, City and State, The Legislative Gazette, Bronx Times, The Troy Record, Buffalo News, and the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle. To schedule speaking engagements, email FOMB08@GMAIL.COM.
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3 Responses to Scandal or Much Ado.About Nothing

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  2. Dale Benjamin Drakeford says:

    If Silver is still in his post come fall or still in office come next election period it would represent that democratic leaders and voters are lacking what it takes to model behavior, set the example and appreciate the basic public need to suffer consequences for wrong behavior. It would be a shame and would represent proof that there is no change, no moral compass, no standards, no credibility.


  3. Tom Precious joined The Buffalo News in 1997 as bureau chief at the state Capitol, where he covers everything from statewide politics and state government fiscal affairs to health care, environmental and municipal government matters. Prior to The News, he worked for news outlets in Albany and Washington, DC.


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