Insiders call him "smiling Malcolm", but Democrats are likely not smiling as Senator Malcolm Smith of Queens is joining the Indepenent Democratic Caucus, which reportedly will team with Republicans to keep the GOP in charge of the State Senate.
Followers of Albany remember Senator Smith was in the leadership role for a time during the disastrous and brief Democratic control of the Senate a couple,three years back.
He says that showed him how dysfunctional Albany can be.
Who would have thought Patty Ritchie would have Smiling Malcolm to thank for keeping all those majority perks. She should call Gray's and have a poinsettia sent to him.
Queens Democratic state Sen. Malcolm Smith is joining with Republicans in coalition - NYPOST.com