Alesi Lives to Tell the Tale

ALBANY—Vote counts, court orders and locked doors aside, demonstrators from Citizen Action made it even more difficult for a Republican-led coalition to consummate the coup it initiated Monday by trying to get into the State Senate chamber.
“It was an absolute crush of people,” State Senator Jim Alesi told me by phone afterward. “For me, I’ve got a weak ankle anyways and I’m not the biggest guy in the world. I just sort of stood back and just watched everybody.”
Finally, he had to try and enter the chamber, past what he described as “not an Oldsmobile” of a demonstration.

Alesi Lives to Tell the Tale