Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Senator Bonacic talks with Blaber News About Spitzer Scandal
I just got off the phone with Senator John Bonacic and we had a very insightful conversation about the current state of affairs surrounding the Spitzer scandal. I thank Senator Bonacic for taking time to speak with me.
Senator Bonacic referred to the Spitzer situation that today is a sad day for New York State and said it couldn't of happened at a worse time. "It's not a Democratic or Republican issue said Bonacic, we're in the middle of a budget cycle and state government has to continue to move forward." Senator Bonacic expressed his sorrow for the Governor's family, I know Silda and have met his children and I had a great relationship with them.
Senator Bonacic also talked about possible criminal charges the Governor may face. "As a former prosecutor, I know the law and I know what Governor Spitzer is facing, they have him on wiretaps and he has admitted wrong doing. By transporting this woman across state lines he violated the Mann act, which is a felony. I would think right now Governor Spitzer is trying to work out a plea bargain to keep his law license said Bonacic."
While Senator Bonacic was quick to point out the many enemies that Spitzer has made over the years by being what he called a "lightning bolt", he did not feel that the Governor was targeted in any way.
Senator Bonacic feels that the Governor should resign his position. "I just do not see a scenario where Governor Spitzer could continue to lead."
Under Senate rules, if Gov. Spitzer resigns Lt. Governor David Patterson would automatically be elevated to Governor and the Lt. Governor's seat would remain vacant. Joe Bruno, the Majority Leader of the senate will become acting Lt. Governor.
Senator Bonacic described the relationship with Lt. Governor David Patterson and the GOP controlled Senate as cordial and thought that the tone of the government would improve under a Governor David Patterson.
Posted by Jeremy Blaber at 6:00 PM