They say loyalty is a rare commodity especially among politicians. This photo is certainly an essay in party loyalty with so called Democrats endorsing a Republican candidate for the State Senate. You'll find it in this week's Advertiser.
Lucky North Greenbush residents claim two of these Democratic endorsed candidates for town board under now former party chairman Jeff Spain. We give Mark Evers a partial pass because he's a registered Conservative who managed a cross endorsement deal that attempted to deny a choice for his office in last year's election. Clearly, however, Democrats can see that he is not a Democrat and will not likely endorse him again next year.
But then there's Al Spain, a registered Democrat selling out his party when it is fielding a highly qualified candidate, Mike Russo, for State Senate. Even brother Jeff Spain saw his potential with a large donation to Russo from the party checking account.
What can be said about Al Spain's credentials as a Democrat? We'll leave you to decide. But these great political thinkers all, may find that even if the Republican candidate wins this race, the State Senate has a very high probability of turning Democratic for the first time in three decades. If that happens, the GOP senators will have as much political clout as Watergate burglars. Boys, if that happens, don't call the Rensselaer County Democratic Chairman from your political brothel for help with the State Senate. We hear he values party loyalty.