Couple great tid bits in this Jude Seymour tome.
In the greatest non surprise of 2010, Assemblywoman Diedre Scozzafava has interviewed for a job in the Cuomo administration. DeDe effectively bolted the GOP ,which had been her party while in the Assembly, when she suspended her Congressional campaign in 2009 and endorsed the Democrat, Bill Owens.
Since then while sitting in the GOP caucus in the Assembly, Ms. Scozzafava campaigned for a Democrat to succeed her....again backed Bill Owens and openly backed Andrew Cuomo.
The other foot note that Jude discovered is that Senator-elect Patty Ritchie is ducking an interview with the doyenne of Albany media, Liz Benjamin. Patty says she wants to concentrate on getting her staff organized. Listen...thats spin....The reason is you don't yet feel conversant enough on Albany issues to face off with the person most versed in said issues....Why expose yourself to a potential stumble ?
Needless to say the Capital Tonight host wants to talk with the new Senator who toppled Senator Aubertine and gave control of the body to the GOP.
I really don't think Liz would play "gotcha" in this kind of post election interview. Go ahead Patty...I've been on Cap Tonight three times and they are always nice to me.
Watertown Daily Times Scozzafava interviews with Cuomo team