I was thankful when Tom Golisano bought the Sabres. I didn't get all bent out of shape when Chris Drury and Daniel Briere bolted. I even kept my cool when the Sabres raised beer prices. Responsible New York I'm not too sure about. I don't find much to quibble with in its eight-point mission statement. Rein in authorities, pensions, spending, etc. But for an organization that espouses transparency, the site is pretty thin soup. You learn more from this coverage from the Albany Project. Turns out most of the people Golisano has endorsed are incumbents. But that's not my real concern. Rather, for someone who wants a new brand of politics, Golisano sure is using old-style tactics. Lots of negative advertising. Throwing money around. Running former jocks for office. Will this really change the system -- or just the faces?
I don't know about you, but I'm in favor of moving up the presidential election to, say, next Tuesday. I took a quick look this morning at some national polls, and it looks like 6 to 8 percent of likely voters have yet to make up their minds. Is it going to take you people two months to make up your minds? Let's have a few debates and get on with it.
I'm going to "live blog" the primaries for state and local offices next Tuesday. I've never live blogged before, but the guys in sports say its popular with their readers, so I'm going to give it a whirl. I'm still working out the details, so stay tuned. I'm open to suggestions.