"Congratulations, New York, you're #1 in corruption" the headline taunts for a derisive article about the Empire State as reported by by Alan Greenblatt for Politico:
Other states have plenty of corruption, but it's hard to beat New York when it comes to sheer volume. The indictment Monday of Dean Skelos, the state Senate majority leader, and his son Adam came just three months after charges were brought against Sheldon Silver, then the Assembly Speaker. Having the top leaders in both chambers face indictment in the same session is an unparalleled achievement, but Skelos is now the fifth straight Senate majority leader in Albany to face indictment.
New Yorkers must be real pussies to allow so many wise guys and dirty politicians to take over their sorry-ass state. Seriously, people, get some backbone and fight for clean government instead of living like a bunch of herded sheep.
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