Grisanti to Receive Endorsement of Other Horrible Transactional Fusion Party
by Alan Bedenko (@BuffaloPundit) - posted 7:30 am, February 28, 2012
At 1:30 pm today, a press conference will be held in Buffalo to announce that the Independence Party, which is neither independent nor really any sort of political party with any firm ideology or platform aside from the personal ambitions of its leadership, will endorse Mark Grisanti for re-election.
This comes quickly on the heels of the recent announcement that the Conservative Party, which is hardly conservative nor really any sort of political party with a firm and consistent set of policy positions except for a generalized abhorrence of gays, modern society, and taxes, will attempt to throw WNY under a massive bendy bus by endorsing reprehensible homophobic retread Chuck Swanick – star of the mid-last-decade county financial meltdown – in a deal cut with former Pedro Espada patronage hire Steve Pigeon. With Espada’s indictment, Pigeon finds himself needing something more to do than just ally himself with Albany-based cults.
Also, Swanick received the endorsement of the reactionary homophobic bigots at the improperly named “National Organization for Marriage“.
If you want to stop how pitifully transactional our local politics have become, and begin cleaning things up; if you want to promote good policy and less patronage-laden dealmaking, abolish electoral fusion in New York State.