Special Counsel for Moreland Commission Endorses Teachout / Wu
by Artvoice Staff (@Artvoice) - posted 3:43 pm, September 5, 2014
Click here to read the piece on the DailyKos website today by a former special counsel to the ill-fated Moreland Commission, Janus Marton.
The opportunity that has been lost by the Commission’s neutering, then disbandment, is more significant than most people realize, and the level of the governor’s interference more pervasive than press accounts suggest. And while ethics may seem like a single issue in a large and complicated state, what I observed showed me what little regard Governor Cuomo and his senior staff have for the press, the public, and people with integrity who work in government. Their disdain for ethics colors the way they govern the entire state.
When voting on September 9th, Democratic primary voters will have a choice between two competing visions of democracy, corruption and progressivism. It would be great vindication to Commissioners and Commission staff denied the opportunity to finish their corruption investigations if voters could deliver the mandate for reform that the Commission’s work could not be. That’s why this former special counsel to the Commission is voting Zephyr Teachout for Governor on September 9th.
P.S. I’ll also be voting for netroots pioneer Tim Wu over anti-immigrant, NRA-backed, anti-Obamacare conservative Kathy Hochul for Lieutenant Governor.