Like every good son of a Democratic father — a Committeeman as well — one of the first things I did on the day of my eighteenth birthday was register to vote. That was before breakfast; before I went to school. Junior Commisso — seeing that his dad is part of the Albany Democratic machine — is probably cut from the same cloth. So when he recognized that his campaign for assembly was tanking faster then Facebook stock, he had only one recourse; sling all the mud he could at his only rival in the race, Pat Fahy. First he tried attacking her record on taxes. That went nowhere. Then he tried attacking her for the Albany schools renovation project that was begun while he was probably still in high school. That didn’t work either. Then for some reason, he checks into Pat’s voting record when she lived in Illinois, only to find out he got information that he wanted to hear, instead of backing up his source. He find’s out that she was right in saying that she had registered in another city, at the age of eighteen, just like you did.. You see, Junior, they didn’t store voting records on hard drives back then. Your father could have told you that. Now, once again, you’re stuck with your foot up your ass. All your efforts accomplished, was to enforce the fact that machine politics are still alive and well in the city of Albany. The voters have, however, learned a couple of things: 1) You take action before the facts are in. 2) You are willing to take action, even when you know the facts are wrong. 3) You will go to no end to smear someone to get what you want, and 4) You are way too immature to take on this job.……….Now, I’m a firm believer that everybody in this world has a double. In today’s latest Junior Commisso mailer, in looking at his picture, I knew that I saw his face somewhere. Then it hit me. He is an exact double for the guy on the Food Network, “The Sandwich King.” Swear to god, just look this weekend.……….Get out there and vote on Thursday everybody!
And that is “The Daily Take”