Aren’t we far past the point that anyone should be taking New York (or any other) politicians at their word? Shouldn’t the New York media — of all people — know better by now?
Well, not if you’re the Daily News, which is expressing outrage today that newly-ensconsed Brooklyn Dem Boss Frank Seddio refuses to release any documents detailing the investigation that caused him to abruptly resign from New York’s Surrogate’s Court under an ethical cloud. The News claims that Seddio promised that he would release those docs after he took office. And now he won’t.
I mean, to think that Seddio — best buds with Carl Kruger and none other than Vito Lopez’s protoge — would lie to the News is simply unbelievable. Forget the fact that this guy was a judge for about all of five minutes before he fell off the bench, allegedly for making some shady donations to his buddies back at the Thomas Jefferson Club. If we can’t trust folks like Seddio to keep their word, than will democracy ever be safe? Probably not. Oh well.
Take heart though, “Judge” Seddio hasn’t gotten off entirely scot-free. The News has exacted its revenge of sorts by publishing a truly funny picture of a very fat Seddio sitting next to a stuffed Santa Clause. And anyway, Seddio won’t be around for long if he keeps up the good work of his predecessors.