Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Schumer Gaining Power

Love them or hate them, Schumer and Clinton are putting NY on the map.

"Schumer's ascension to the Democratic leadership position gives New York a significant amount of clout in Washington, and should pay huge dividends for the state"

"In just a few months since taking a key leadership post in the Democratic Party, Sen. Charles Schumer has quietly but forcefully emerged as one of the most powerful players in national politics."

Having two of the most powerful Senators should be good for New York. Of course, there is a downside to power. To the downside:

"[Schumer] collected well over $1 million at a $100,000-a-table New York City breakfast with major real-estate developers last week"

Sigh. I think I'll stop typing so much and start buying up some land (and influence).