John Faso, J’Accuse!

So there’s this announcement from the state Democrats that’s kind of dramatic in an Inherit the Wind, Twelve Angry Men, My Cousin Vinny kind of way.

DEMOCRATIC CHAIRMAN TO PREVIEW CASE AGAINST FASO WEDNESDAY

Democratic Chair Herman “Denny” Farrell, Jr. will offer the Party’s outlook and assess the candidacy of longtime colleague John Faso

I, for one, can’t wait to see what damning exhibits Farrell plans to unveil.

But the last line of the release is a little strange: “Meanwhile the Democrats emerged from their convention unified behind Eliot Spitzer as its candidate, who won the delegates’ vote by acclamation.”

Isn’t it the Republicans who are down to one candidate now?

Or was that a different red-haired man holding Faso’s hand at a press conference earlier today?

Full release below.

New York State

DEMOCRATIC COMMITTEE

Phone: (212) 725-8825 • Fax: (212) 725-8867 • Web: http://www.nydems.org

** MEDIA ADVISORY ** MEDIA ADVISORY **

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Blake Zeff

June 6, 2006 (917) 519-8316

DEMOCRATIC CHAIRMAN TO PREVIEW CASE AGAINST FASO WEDNESDAY

Democratic Chair Herman “Denny” Farrell, Jr. will offer the Party’s outlook and assess the candidacy of longtime colleague John Faso

NY GOP in total disarray as party now stuck with Faso – same man its Party Chair said can’t win and is “in la-la land”

New York State Democratic Chairman Herman “Denny” Farrell, Jr. will preview the case against GOP gubernatorial candidate John Faso at an on-the-record press availability on Wednesday, June 7, at 11:00 am in Albany. Farrell will offer the Party’s outlook post-convention and assess the candidacy of his longtime colleague Faso, who is now the GOP candidate for governor even though prominent leaders of his party call him too extreme for New York, and from “la-la land.”

In addition to the Republican Party leader saying Faso was “in la-la land” (11/21/05, NY1), several county party leaders accused him of being anti-woman and too extreme in recent weeks. In a letter sent to other GOP county chairs last month, Orange County GOP Chairman Bill DeProspo called Faso “out of step,” “extreme,” and “embarrassing.”

Meanwhile the Democrats emerged from their convention unified behind Eliot Spitzer as its candidate, who won the delegates’ vote by acclamation.

DATE: WEDNESDAY, JUNE 7

TIME: 11:00 AM

PLACE: NYS Democratic Committee HQ

96 South Swan Street (& Chestnut St)

ALBANY

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