Tuesday, March 22, 2011


Well THAT didn't take long!

We at MNYT are reminded of that classic Cyndi Lauper song as Jack Martins' true colors come shining through.  Despite his chest thumping and drum beating about his goal to reform Albany politics, the freshman senator for the 7th S.D. has apparently reneged on the Ed Koch-initiated pledge he signed to support Independent Redistricting.

To quote Gomer Pyle, USMC, "Well, Su-prise! Su-prise! Su-prise!"

Not surprising at all to those of us who know Jack and how he operates.  He's got double-talking down to an art.  And in true Jack style, when he's questioned regarding his about-face, he gets defensive:
I was elected to represent the people of Long Island, not Ed Koch or Bill Samuels or any special interest group.
H-m-m-m.  Interesting.  Somehow "the people of Long Island" are NOT a "special interest group?"  There's that double-talk again. 

According to the Newsday piece Martins claimed "the legislation being pushed by some Democrats was not as 'independent' as it was cracked up to be."  Maybe he should have read the pledge before he signed it.

If you're interested, read the article for yourself.  But if you miss it, don't worry.  Based on Jack's history, there's bound to be more coming.