Diaz: Our Mandate

State Senator Ruben Diaz, Sr. is having a big day.

Earlier today, he became the first state lawmaker to call for the firing of city Schools Chancellor Joel Klein and Deputy Mayor Dennis Walcott for their handling of the public school system.

And just now, in brief interview, he mocked the idea that Eliot Spitzer could have achieved a mandate without help from Democrats in the “dysfunctional” legislature.

“We Democrats, we elected Eliot Spitzer. People talking about his mandate. His mandate. Oh, he got a mandate. And people calling us dysfunctional and good for nothing. But it is us, the elected officials throughout the state, that go out campaigning and make it possible for Eliot Spitzer to get his mandate.

“We were not dysfunctional when were going around asking people all around to vote for him.”

— Azi Paybarah Diaz: Our Mandate