Governor-Elect Eliot Spitzer was in Washington yesterday; a meeting was set up with the New York Delegation. Guess who didn’t show up:
None of the six returning GOP members of Congress from New York nor any of their staff attended. Some Republican aides complained of receiving very late notice of the meeting set up by Democratic Rep. Charles Rangel, and others said they didn’t expect anything important to be discussed.
Not even staff members??? Can it be that NY State’s republicans, including our Representative, Randy Kuhl, didn’t think that this meeting was important enough in establishing and fostering a relationship with our new governor?
As a candidate, Spitzer stressed how he wanted to “organize” the often scattershot congressional delegation from New York, consisting of 29 representatives and two senators.
Even after missing a half-dozen of them at the first meeting, Spitzer said Wednesday he wanted to get them working together to bring back more federal dollars for New York.
Republicans are not the majority party any longer, either at the federal or state level. Its time to start shedding the old ways of doing business and embrace unfamiliar ways for the benefit of the citizens of our state.