ALBANY -- In today's what-goes-around-comes-around entry, we have the following from the state Republican Party.
The GOP, tasting blood after last week's damaging inspector general report about a scandal involving a number of top Democrats in the bidding for a big downstate casino, is trying to see if Sen. Eric Schneiderman had any involvement in the process. Schneiderman, a Democrat, is running for attorney general, and the top leaders of the Senate Democratic conference were among those held out for the worst of the criticism -- and potential legal problems -- by the inspector general.
And so the state GOP today filed a request from the Senate seeking various records from Schneiderman's office, saying it wants to know "what Schneiderman knew and when he knew it,'' according to Ed Cox, the Republican Party Chairman.
That would be Cox, whose father-in-law was the late Richard Nixon. Recall it was then-Sen. Howard Baker who, nearly 40 years ago, famously asked about the Nixon Watergate scandal: "What did the president know and when did he know it?"
-- Tom Precious