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Barbara Lombardo of Saratoga Springs, NY, is a journalism adjunct at University at Albany and retired executive editor of The Saratogian, The Record and the Community News. Follow her on Twitter @Barb_Lombardo.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Onion-Corn Debate Should Make Taxpayers Weep

Onions.
They can bring tears to your eyes. But the debate between state senators and assembly members over whether to make corn or onions New York's official vegetable is enough to make a person weep.
With all the major issues on the Legislature's plate, lawmakers ought to be embarrassed to be serving up something so trivial.
I like the suggestion on gotham.com to combine the veggies and compromise on the cornion. It could turn out the only legislation that they actually agree on.
Add lima beans and we could have sufferin' succotash with a kick -- and a kick, out of office, is the only cure for what ails the Legislature.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nothing new here. Bobby D'Andrea (and many others)made a career out of promoting softball issues in the Assembly.

June 28, 2011 at 9:50 AM 
Blogger Pop Culture Kid said...

They hardly spent anytime on this issue in the senate and didn't spend anytime on it at all in the Assembly.
Besides, when they do focus on the serious issues, all of the public debate is for show.

July 6, 2011 at 1:54 PM 

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