Thursday, January 20, 2005
Will Rogers said, "I'm not a member of any organized political party, I'm a Democrat!" The New York State Democratic party has had its share of problems in the last 10 years. But, next year's attorney general's race could present a whole new dysfunctional dynamic.
[NYP: Jan 18]: Environmental activist Robert F. Kennedy Jr., son of the assassinated Robert F. Kennedy, has told friends he may run for New York attorney general next year, sources said last night. This could put Kennedy, 51, on a collision course with his estranged brother-in-law, former federal Housing Secretary Andrew Cuomo, who also is expected to seek the job. Cuomo, son of former Gov. Mario Cuomo, is getting a divorce from Kennedy's sister, Kerry Kennedy. He failed to get the Democratic nomination for governor in 2002.
What is the cause of this family feud? What happened to the marriage of one great political family to an ambitious family that hoped to create a new dynasty? The best-laid Cuomo plans just might go up in smoke.
[NYP: Jan 19]: They say it's not personal, but it is.
New York politics is looking positively Shakespearean now that Robert Kennedy Jr. is eyeing a run for attorney general against Andrew Cuomo — the man whose very public, bitter split from Kennedy's sister pitted two of the most powerful families in American politics against each other. Family insiders say Kennedy, son of the assassinated New York senator by the same name, has never gotten over Cuomo's public contention that his sister, Kerry Kennedy Cuomo, "betrayed" him by engaging in a steamy affair with polo-playing cad Bruce Colley.
And the sources contend that Cuomo, son of former Gov. Mario Cuomo, has never forgiven Kennedy for failing to respond to his pleas to intervene with Kerry in hopes that Robert could prevent her from seeing Colley before the break-up.
Jan 18- New York Post: RFK JR. EYES RUN FOR SPITZER'S JOB By Fredric U. Dicker
Jan 19- New York Post: POLS' BLOOD FEUD By Fredric U. Dicker
HAPPY INAUGURATION DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! PICTURES OF PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH, LAURA BUSH, JENNA BUSH, BARBARA BUSH AND OTHERS
1) Pick who you think will beat the spread in each game
2) Pick "Over" or "Under" for each game
3) 5 points for each Wild Card game (40 possible points); 10 points for each divisional game (80); 20 points for each conference championship game (80); and 50 points for the Super Bowl (100); tiebreaker will be prediction of Super Bowl points
NFL PLAYOFFS - CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS
Sunday, Jan. 23
PHILADELPHIA 5 Atlanta 38½
OVER or UNDER
New England 3 PITTSBURGH 35
OVER or UNDER
Rules: Send your picks before I post MY picks, Sunday at 12 pm ET. Choose who you think will beat the spread for each game and the Over/Under. Tiebreaker decided by who comes closest to the total points of the Super Bowl. E-mail your picks to GALVINOPINION at YAHOO dot COM. If you have a blog, give me your URL.
PLAYOFF GRIDIRON GAME
The Man: 65 points
T. Galvin: 55 points
Uptown Girl: 45 points
Quita: 25 points
Catholic Packer: 10 points
Update: My picks
New England, Over