By Tom Precious
ALBANY -- Every so often, a politician in Albany can let it slip out how this town can operate.
Consider the theory by Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver. A story published on BuffaloNews.com earlier today about Silver's belief he will be cleared of any wrongdoing in the Assemblyman Vito Lopez scandal also included his thinking on some other matters -- and a choice quote on Albany dealmaking.
Regarding the Capitol chatter about some sort of coalition being created between a handful of Democrats and the Republicans in the Senate to help the GOP keep control if it does not win a final election contest in which vote counting is still underway, the Manhattan lawmaker dismissed the term "coalition'' and said any such decisions would be made based on "pure politics.''
"Meaning whatever offers the best to the most," Silver said.
[By way of background, Silver and Senator Jeff Klein, a Bronx Democrat who has talked of such a coalition, are not in each other's fan club.]