The Book of Thompson
by Geoff Kelly - posted 9:19 am, October 29, 2010
Last week State Senator Antoine Thompson accused the First Amendment Club of placing ads for his adversary in Tuesday’s general election, attorney Mark Grisanti, without registering with the Board of Elections as a political committee. (Bob McCarthy had the story.) Responding to Grisanti’s criticism of his’s role in the AEG/Aqueduct scandal, Thompson said that “people who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones.”
Just possibly, Thompson’s own house is see-through.
In any case, the First Amendment Club’s John Duke, who used to work in Thompson’s office, told McCarthy, “Antoine Thompson never complained when we supported him exactly the same way. Now that he caused the loss of 20,000 UB 2020 jobs, 9,000 construction jobs and the loss of jobs for Delaware North in the AEG scandal, he should have figured we would support Mark Grisanti’s efforts to bring employment to Buffalo, instead of chasing them away.”
The First Amendment’s latest jab at Thompson is a response to the state senator’s 102-page, self-promoting piece of campaign literature, produced with taxpayer funds.
Ladies and gentlemen, John Duke and the First Amendment Club give you the The Real Book of Thompson.