Buying the Caucus

There was a bit of coverage of the politics and ambience of the Black, Puerto Rican Caucus ‘s annual meeting in Albany over the weekend, and it sounds like a wonderful time was had by all (including, most of all, Tom Suozzi, who by all accounts had a lovely time complaining about his exclusion).

It would have been an expensive affair, too, but for the generosity of AstraZeneca, GlaxoSmithKline, PhRMA, and Pfizer.

Also on the list of sponsors: booze and nuclear power.

So decent of those public-minded corporations to recognize how often state legislators are deprived of free food and alchohol.

UPDATE: That didn’t take long. The Web site, and list of sponsors, is down. Fortunately, an archived, similar list of the 2005 event sponsors is here.