Espada’s Promise

ALBANY—The four amigos walked out of the office of State Senator Pedro Espada Jr. and onto the floor of the chamber—saying little, if anything—where an extraordinary session by David Paterson has been called for 3 p.m.
Republicans were there, too, and one handed me a letter that Espada, who has apparently flipped back to the Democrats, sent to his Senate colleagues. It reads in part:

Several weeks ago we collectively began our historic, unprecedented journey for reform government to insure that 62 Senators would be empowered so that all of us would have the ability to serve the constituents that elected us to represent them in Albany.