Someone asked me over dinner last night to explain the term "Bite me." I said its a light hearted way of saying get off my back or more graphically 'kiss my a--." As in 'Johnny ,clean your room," and Johnny responds 'bite me.'
Well, Governor Paterson told the Legislature to balance the budget...and the reponse was in essence, "bite me.'
In fact the Governor's proposals were left sitting on the floor when delivered to the office of the Senate Counsel.
It's the kind of spending plan that is risky for a handful of lawmakers, but they know as we know that of the 212 lawmakers, it is doubtful any more than 5% will be defeated....And besides, New Yorkers like their government spending away.
So they think. This budget will provide a quivver of arrows on the issue of budgets, spending and deficits.
That could spell trouble in districts where an opponent is able to make the case and there are enough voters who care. No such districts are in the City of New York.
We owe it to look at the particulars as they become more apparents and to listen to the rationale for this week's actions.
The atmosphere is charged for a good campaign this fall...Not for Governor, that is decided...But for a handful of Senate and Assembly races....And as fate would have it...ours is one of them.
Pols trash gov's budget bid - NYPOST.com