Our lame duck governor is trying to shame the Legislature into doing something about the deficit this year....Lawmakers are back in the Capitol on Monday and Governor David Paterson is asking them publicly to show where they stand....
They will stand on the side of doing nothing as they do not want to offend anyone and are hoping the new governor will be able to pull a rabbit from a hat.
My guess is the lame duck session does nothing other than piling up some pre-Christmas per diems for the members.
No one cares what Governor Paterson is saying....certainly not the lawmakers whose tenure in Albany exctends beyond Mr. Paterson's departure date.
Paterson to lawmakers: where do you stand?