Urgent Msg: Rus Debates Ragan tonight [ALERT: 27Jun2011]

Hercules vs. Godzilla
Rus Thompson will be on WGRZ Channel 2 TONIGHT (Monday, June 27th) debating Tom Ragan, the surly co-host from 103.3 Radio, The Edge — on Mark Grisanti’s flipped position on gay marriage.  Should air at 11pm.  If you miss it, you can catch it here.  Don’t forget there’s a Niagara Patriot Meeting tonight too.  Honor Flight will be there, who fly WWII vets free of charge to the WWII Memorial in Washington DC.  It starts at 7pm.

Wishy-Washy Puppet Masters
“I told him that on a vote of this importance, he needs to vote his conscience and the politics will take care of itself,” Giambra told The News.

Wait.  Is Joel Giambra Gepetto the Puppet Master, or Jiminy Cricket who tells the puppet with the growing nose to “Let your conscience be your guide” ~?  Either way, it was poor advice coming from a man who spent a fortune getting Mark Grisanti elected.

Meanwhile Mark opines that he may have committed political suicide.  Story here:
Grisanti on gay marriage vote: hero or villain?

The weekend in review
The Weekend That Was by Capitol Tonight

Money Money Money
Andrew Cuomo’s already over-inflated head and mouth speaking to Republican Senators nervous about their re-election bids, and the reality that money, not principle, buys elections:  “I can help you. “I am more of an asset than the vote will be a liability.”

Meanwhile, Liberals are gonna have to stop vilifying billionaires and corporate America, because they too, added their muscle money to the already generous pot.

“…top Republican moneymen helping a Democratic rival with one of his biggest legislative goals….billionaire Paul Singer, whose son is gay, joined by the hedge fund managers Cliff Asness and Daniel Loeb — had the influence and the money to insulate nervous senators from conservative backlash if they supported the marriage measure.”

Story here:  Behind N.Y. Gay Marriage, an Unlikely Mix of Forces

Finally, some good news..
NOM (National Organization for Marriage) pledges to reverse same-sex marriage in NY.

NOM To GOP Senators: “We Pledge $2 Million to Reverse Same-Sex Marriage in New York”  “Politicians who campaign one way, and vote the other, can expect consequences come election time,” Brian Brown, president of NOMStory here..


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