Monday, August 9, 2010

Thanks, Ed Koch

I would like to extend a thank you to Ed Koch for running this campaign (NY Uprising) of getting elected officials on board for true reform in Albany.  A man at the age of 85 has better things to do with his time than run around NYS making noise.   I can only hope to have as much energy and enthusiasm at his age as he does.

One thing that I don’t quite understand is the folks that are “poo-pooing” his efforts or the ones that seem to think he “isn’t the man for the job”.   If we are continuing to look for our knight in shining armor they are correct.   NYS and more specifically Rochester needs to get out of the mindset of looking for one man or entity to solve all of our issues.   Be it Ed Koch, PAETEC, Mayor Duffy, U of R President…

And to those that say he is not the man for the job, you are right.   It is up to the VOTERS to ensure that reform takes place.   If you are voting for someone that is hurting NYS then you are part of the problem as well.   Assemblymen/women and Senators do not retain office unless we the voters let them. So get behind the good ones and throw out the bad.   It is really as easy as that.

So to Ed, thanks for bringing continued attention to the issues that plague NYS and thanks for giving of your Golden Years for the cause!

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