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by geezerpower June 18, 2011

This video is compliments of Ask Anthony Weiner on his Youtube channel. Unlike many Youtube sites, Anthony asks for your questions and allows open comments. I just commented there and, so far the comments are not moderated. Needless to mention there are some derogatory messages from Faux New$ types, but overall, a lot of the comments are from folks that understand what is going on.

So far there are only 4708 subscribers and 1494 channel comments, but, at least, this is not controlled by the corporate media…yet!   I like Weiner, for many reasons, but especially for standing up to the Corporate Choir on healthcare issues. Worthy of mention is that “The Grinch” still has the unpremeditated gall to show his face in DC and is actually putting in a bid for POTUS. It will take a lot of scandal sauce for me to digest anything as ludicrous as this…

Newt Gingrich, Representative (R-GA) and leader of the Republican Revolution of 1994 : Resigned from the House after admitting in 1998 to having had an affair with his intern while he was married to his second wife, and at the same time he was leading the impeachment of Bill Clinton for perjury regarding an affair with his intern Monica Lewinsky. (1998)…He is just one of a long list of blah blah yaddayaddayadda

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Andrew Cuomo Faces Strategic Choices In Filling Anthony Weiner’s Seat

Huffington Post – Sam Stein

First Posted: 06/16/11 12:09 PM ET Updated: 06/16/11 02:10 PM ET

WASHINGTON — The process to fill the soon-to-be-vacant seat of Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) may not be as smooth or as simple as initial reports suggest.

New York State officials have had no shortage of practice in the art of hosting a special election, having completed one just recently to fill the seat of another scandal-submarined lawmaker: former Republican Rep. Chris Lee.

But the timing of Weiner’s resignation presents some strategic choices for Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

Under a just-passed New York law, a special election can take place no less than 70 days and no more than 80 days after called for by the governor. Should Cuomo choose that path and announce a special election immediately after Weiner submits his resignation (likely this week), it would mean that a vote to fill the seat would take place either in the dead-days of late August or right around Labor Day weekend. Turnout, in short, would be abysmal.

An alternative would be to let the process take its course.

According to John Conklin, a spokesman for New York State’s Board of Elections, Cuomo could simply leave Weiner’s seat vacant. If he did that, the vote for a replacement would take place on the general election ballot this fall — a date more likely to encourage wider voter participation.

If that happens, however, prospective candidates would have to make a mad dash to get on the ballot. “People should be out passing petitions in his district today or tomorrow,” said Conklin, “because the petition process closes on July 14.” Candidates from one of the six parties in the state –Democratic, Republican, Conservative, Working Families, Independence and Green — would then have to collect 1,250 signatures to qualify. Those attempting to run as an independent or third party candidate, would need 3,000. A primary would be held in September for that election on the first Tuesday in November.

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