Where’s Malcolm?

ALBANY Senate Majority Leader Malcolm Smith was scheduled to speak at two events this afternoon, but missed both.

“He’s in negotiations,” said Travis Proulx, a spokesman.

Exactly where he’s negotiating not clear. A gaggle of reporters, include including myself, just spent some time traipsing around the Capitol in search of Smith, but couldn’t find him.

Here’s a photo of one of the skipped events: former state senator Serf Maltese speaking at a commemoration of the victims of the fire at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory (his grandmother and two aunts were among the 146 victims).

UPDATE: I assure you that I love gerunds as much as I love all of you. Sometimes I’m just in a hurry.

Where’s Malcolm?