I am really not the Oracle at Pearl Street, but from time to time political hopefuls pass by to say hello and ask my two cents on their pending efforts.
St. Lawrence County Legislator Dave Forsythe (R-District 2) popped in with a friend this evening to talk about his pending run for the Republican nomination for Assembly in the 118th District, which stretches from Massena to Watertown.
Mr. Forsythe will vy with Ogdensburg Councillor Nick Vaugh in a primary and the winner will face one-term Member of Assembly Addie Russell of Theresa.
Tonight's visitor is a married father of three and an Ogdensburg insurance agent. He also owns a commercial hunting club where thousands of birds meet their maker every year.
Since he is from Lisbon, I asked if he knows John Moore...He did not....
He seems a solid, conservative business-oriented type with an understanding of issues. All of that begs the question of why does he want to waste those skills on an intransigent leftist body like the NYS Assembly.
Maybe he is an idealist. He did like my Palin stand-up, so that's a positive.
Dave does have ideas and we wish him well on his new endeavor.