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Alesi et al. get their 30 pieces of silver

July 21st, 2011, Promulgated by Mike

From the Albany Times-Union

ALBANY — New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg opened his wallet for Republican senators who voted for same sex marriage last month, according to campaign finance reports filed [last] Friday.

The mayor gave maximum contributions of $10,300 to the Capital Region’s Roy McDonald, Buffalo’s Mark Grisanti, the Hudson Valley’s Steve Saland and Rochester’s Jim Alesi.

Bloomberg also maxed out his contributions to New York City Democrat Joe Addabbo, who like Saland, McDonald and Alesi, voted “no” on same sex marriage the last time the Senate took it up inĀ 2009.

It now remains to be seen when and how billionaire Paul Singer, hedge fund managers Cliff Asness and Daniel Loeb, and other wealthy Republicans involved in Cuomo’s back room deal will use their influence and money in an attempt to insulate the vote-switching senators from an almost certain conservative backlash.


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One Response to “Alesi et al. get their 30 pieces of silver”

  1. avatar CPT Tom says:

    How cheap the price is set for a man’s soul is these days.

    When I see things like this I am reminded of the line from “A Man for all Seasons”

    “Richard, it profits a man nothing to give his soul for the whole world. but for Wales.” see in context here http://youtu.be/bLIsqYKDqY8

    None of these men are worthy to even lace up St Thomas More’s boots, much less muck out his stable. I dare say we’d never see any of these supposedly Catholic politicians sharing St Thomas’s sacrifice.

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