As the Democrats inch closer to naming a candidate for Congress in NY-23, my old friend and fellow mayor John Sullivan comes to mind.
John is a smart guy who knows government and politics. He has toiled in the vineyards of the Democratic Party rather than just showing up at the 11th Hour and announcing...."hey everybody, I'm a lawyer and I'm rich..."
I know John is a lawyer but I don't know if he is rich.
In the wake of Darrel Aubertine taking a powder on running, Mayor Sullivan of Oswego would seem the best overall choice for embarking on a brief but concentrated race in the massive 11 county 23rd Congressional District.
He begins by having contacts, not the least of which is his boss, the next governor, Andrew Cuomo.
John has the intellectual chops to do the job, even though I am not supporting the notion of another cow in the Pelosi herd.
A race between Sullivan and Diedre Scozzafava would be civil which is not appealing to the operatives, but would be to the people who just want a decent, heads up person to represent them for three years till this district goes bye-bye.
He has worked hard to push the Democratic rock up hill for years, which until recently was truly a Sisyphian task in NNY.