Shameless Shelly
Apr 27, 2016 | 11741 views | 0 0 comments | 575 575 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Dear Editor,

Former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver reportedly used his power to gain sexual favors along with money, giving new meaning to the old adage that "politics

makes strange bedfellows."

One of his bedmates was Patricia Lynch, a member of his staff, who later became one of Albany's top lobbyists. She showed that lobbyists have much in common with pricey prostitutes.

What sets them apart is that hookers don't register with the government or

invoke the Constitution to justify their jobs.

Albany lobbyists received $243 million last year from folks seeking legislative benefits, notes the New York Public Interest Research Group. To clean up Albany, target those who feed the cheese to the rats: lobbyists.


Richard Reif

Kew Gardens Hills
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