As a Blogger who professes to write about politics in the city of Albany, I sincerely apologize to my readers for dropping the ball in what was a very important week in the future of the city. Believe me, my absence was totally unintentional. Let me start by saying that the news that our Mayor, Jerry Jennings’ wasn’t seeking re- election was — although not a total surprise — a sad day for me. Jerry has been nothing short of being a consummate professional in a place where all good Democrats don’t always get along. He bucked the system from the get-go, sometimes for the wrong reason, but always for the right reason: His love for the City of Albany. His efforts in carrying out his duties running the city will be a legacy he can be proud of. What is next Albany? Already, we have a candidate who appears destined to sit in the corner office in City Hall, who for all all intent and purposes, has no record of running any form of government (I’m sorry, being the Treasurer doesn’t count.) Being a former corporate lawyer — or any lawyer for that matter — to me is a detriment to running anything. Not to mention the fact that she is already being anti-systematic by dissing the Party’s endorsement for her candidacy. Although not a necessary step for election, it will certainly be remembered down the road. You see, this city has been run a certain way for a long, long time, and one person is not going to step in and change the way everything is done. Although I don’t agree with machination of government like the good ole boy way of the past, nobody can become a chameleon overnight. Burning bridges one at a time — or all at once for that matter — is going to end up having lunch with the same people all the time. Good luck, Kathy. You are probably going to need a whole lot of it. Don’t reject all the good Mr. Jennings has done. We have a pretty good foundation in place; don’t ruin it. Let’s see how Progressive politics can try to succeed in the city. And, don’t go away Jerry. How about the “Jerry Jennings Show” on Talk Radio 1300. You can finally answer some of those idiotic questions with the true quality of finesse we all know you possess.………. I wonder if every street in the city will have bicycle lanes drawn all over them when the new administration takes over next year. It seems that all ten people in attendance at the University Club for the meeting will try to make that happen. You know, my favorite part of biking and walking around the city starts around Broadway downtown, and ends when I reach the top of the hill by the Washington Avenue Armory. ……….Speaking of the Armory, it appears that the city will finally, maybe, allow the rave type events in the auditorium as long as they provide additional seating. While I’m not a rave fan, but have no problem with having such events take place, a quick note to the operators of the Armory: The next step by the city will be to have you secure the chairs to the floor. Mark my words. This situation isn’t going to go away that easily. ……….You notice that I haven’t mentioned the candidacy of Corey Ellis for the Mayoral job. The reason being: There isn’t one. His campaign is a mess. Reason being Clifton Dixon. ……….My wife asked me about Marlon Anderson for the job the other day when she saw his picture on a piece of paper I had in my files. Marlon was wearing an orange shirt, and when I told her that his pants (that you couldn’t see) were the same color, the discussion was over. It seems she didn’t really mind the sunglasses at night, or the fact that he can’t write two legible sentences in a paragraph. Sorry Marlon. And off we go.
And that is “The Daily Take”