DeDe Scozzafava says she would like an ambassadorship to a third world country as compensation for the grief she has taken after her decision to throw last falls Congressional race to Democrat Bill Owens.
Instead she has discovered what it is like to be a pariah in a caucus of backbenchers.
In a wide ranging interview, Ms. Scozzafava mused about how the wild and raucous race changed her life and how frustrated she is in her new less prestigious role in the GOP Assembly caucus.
Ms. Scozzafava says she doesn't want to be a Democrat but invoked the charge of sexism towards conservatives...
In the waning hours of a disastrous campaign in NY23 as nominee of the GOP, Ms. Scozzafava announced she was out of the race and wanted her supporters to vote for Owens, over Conservative Party candidate Doug Hoffman.
In the end Owens won and it was likely a result of her actions and those of media supporters of hers who worked hard to discredit Hoffman in the final days. Of course, Hoffman's less than stellar debate performance helped too.
As for Scozzafava, who experts say won the one television debate, life is bittersweet as she prepares to run for reelection to a seat where the folks back home like her but those in Albany don't.
Will the Democratic lifeline come later this year ? Only June and Chuck can answer that question.
Dede Scozzafava’s View, From A Small Office On The Fifth Floor