ALBANY, N.Y. — Despite a major stalemate in NYS Senate politics, Albany’s Shliach Rabbi Yisroel Rubin reports that the Rebbe is one thing they all agree on.
“Today is the same as yesterday. Yesterday is the same as the day before,” said Governor David Paterson. And one special session in the state Senate is like the other, even if they’re held by two factions.
Democrats entered first, exiting 3 minutes and 19 seconds later. Then Republicans and their sole Democratic leader took a spin. They left 2 minutes 38 seconds later. Running time: under 6 minutes. Bills passed: 0.
Some have called it a circus but the daily side show is a clear example of the dysfunction Albany can be.
Democratic senators are upset with Governor Paterson saying he is not leading during this mess, and his calls for special sessions are not constitutional.
Proceedings would have been shorter but for a quick Democratic tribute on the anniversary of the death of the Lubavitcher Rebbe Menachem Schneerson, a famed spiritual leader.
“One of the important things that the Rebbe taught was bringing goodness and kindness to all people throughout the world,” said Senator Craig Johnson from Port Jefferson.
Watch the video of the session – HERE