New Tone

by Pejman Yousefzadeh on July 4, 2011

This must be the civility everyone called for in the aftermath of the Gabrielle Giffords shooting:

Senate President Stephen Sweeney went to bed furious Thursday night after reviewing the governor’s line-item veto of the state budget.

He woke up Friday morning even angrier.

“This is all about him being a bully and a punk,” he said in an interview Friday.

“I wanted to punch him in his head.”

Sweeney had just risked his political neck to support the governor’s pension and health reform, and his reward was a slap across the face. The governor’s budget was a brusque rejection of every Democratic move, and Sweeney couldn’t even get an audience with the governor to discuss it.

“You know who he reminds me of?” Sweeney says. “Mr. Potter from ‘It’s a Wonderful Life,’ the mean old bastard who screws everybody.”

Don’t expect political port-siders to get upset about Sweeney’s comments. All he did was talk about how he wanted/wants to punch the Governor of New Jersey in the head. It’s not like he pulled a Sarah Palin and published a map or something.

  • Irascibli

    Fascinating that lefties want to bogart the “It’s A Wonderful Life” analogy, however incorrectly.  The SEIU crowd behaves exactly like the man who, during the run on the building and loan, wants his whole $200 that minute, everyone else be da**ed.

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