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.