Banana Republic on the Hudson 

New York's politics have been famously rough-and-tumble over the years, but I don't think anyone could have imagined the perfect storm of corruption that has emerged in the last few days. The Politico has an article that pulls all the threads together:

Once a source of national leaders of both political parties, New York state has descended into a bizarre, riveting spectacle of corruption and political debasement, with its governor facing calls to resign as well as new charges of accepting illicit perks and lying under oath, the dean of its congressional delegation giving up his gavel over corruption charges, and another House member announcing he won’t run again amid allegations of sexual harassment.

And that’s just yesterday.

I shudder to think how they're going to top this...

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