Step right up folks! Part of the North Greenbush town meeting Peanut Gallery's cast of colorful characters took their show on the road last night to the hallowed halls of the Rensselaer County Legislature.
What a sight it must have been to find act after act taking the stage in the Legislative Big Top to attack county Democrats for trying to cut spending and pointing out that the county tax levy, like the town's, is going up this year, while politicians try to claim they are not increasing our taxes.
From would be GOP candidate Leon Fiacco and Miss Lillian to Mrs. Wos and "Democrat" Lou Desso who incredibly was endorsed by the Spain's and Connolly's while running as a Republican last year, each took their turn with a script provided and orchestrated by Ring Master Richard Crist, that $90,000 a year photographer and writer of all GOP press releases, campaign materials and things Republican. This is what Crist would like us to think is "public comment". In North Greenbush, we know it as our "Peanut Gallery".
Now county Democrats and Republicans alike can see what a North Greenbush Town Board meeting is like. If you folks would like to make our circus acts, your circus acts, there's no charge. We'll even throw in some extra costumes and a little circus music for added atmosphere.