Morning Read: ‘Shiva Striking Down the Sociopathic Klepticians’

Today's New York Post CoverTweet of the Day: “Well I figured out why the Wifi in the chamber rarely works…. Interference from the ankle bracelets.”

Welcome to the new Albany. “Assume every conversation you have is taped,” an unnamed assemblyman told the Daily News. “If you didn’t assume it was before, now you’ve got to assume it is.” While Bronx Assemblyman Michael Benedetto said, “You become a little paranoid … You think: ‘Did I ever say anything, even in jest to anybody?’ I quickly combed my mind and said, no.”

While former Bronx Assemblyman Michael Benjamin clearly approves of U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara‘s recent work. “US Attorney Preet Bharara is bringing the thunder. He is a modern-day Shiva striking down the sociopathic klepticians who have wormed their way into the Legislature and City Hall,” Mr. Benjamin wrote. “Those still operating in the shadows should begin to panic. Their day of reckoning is coming. And the public should be cheering.”

GOP Mayoral candidate Joe Lhota commented on the various scandals on Road to City Hall last night. “It’s really unfortunate that it’s the situation we’re in,” he said. “They got so used to the largess given by Mayor Bloomberg that they want it to continue. They never asked me and they know better than to ask me. Because my integrity is such that if they ever did, I’d be at the U.S. Attorney’s office in a matter of seconds.”

Rabbi Yehuda Levin, famous for blaming natural disasters on gay rights legislation, has a mayoral candidate: Rev. Erick Salgado. Rabbi Levin was at Mr. Salgado’s campaign kickoff yesterday, where he stated his support. “I’m thrilled to be here and I am a soldier in the army,” he said. “In this late stage of the devolving of the culture, especially in New York, that we can have religious people, family values people from all backgrounds coming together. Hashem is giving us an opportunity to push back, and there is a place from him to really win.”

At the same rally, State Senator Rubén Díaz Sr. said the latest corruption scandal is because New Yorkers keep electing politicians that have no fear of god. “You have to elect god-fearing people,” he explained. “When you are a god-fearing people, there is no pressure that will make you change your mind, there is no money that will buy you. There is no threat that will make you change your mind when you’re god-fearing.”

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