The NY media remains obsessed with gossip about the fate of Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver. AP asked for my thoughts and I said Shelly should remain in his role as leader of the NY State delegation. My further elaboration appears below.
“Shelly weathers this storm,” said former Democratic Assemblyman Michael Benjamin from the Bronx. He said he has no problem having Silver lead the convention delegation…
“Shelly didn’t commit sexual harassment,” Benjamin, now a political commentator, said Monday. “Not referring the matter to the ethics committee was a lapse in judgment. But Shelly should not be punished for that.”
He said he was more bothered by the commanding role at the convention of former President Bill Clinton, “a serial womanizer” whom Benjamin sees as no different than Lopez.
Read the complete Newsday article at the link above.
Do you agree or disagree with me?