Over a Week and No Report or Comment from State Senator-Chairman Martin Golden about his participation in "massive" hearing about "an even greater threat than nuclear war"
"Host" State Senator-Chairman Joseph A. Griffo did post an item about the hearing after it was held -- but that release wasn't picked up by "Co-host" Golden
I'm sure that things weren't intended to turn out this way for Brooklyn Republican State Senator Martin Golden. He was going to get a trendy-sounding chairmanship of an arcane and very broadly defined "State Senate Select Committee on Science, Technology, Incubation & Entrepreneurship." From that point forward, I'm sure the plan was for it to be all lulus and bennies, and every inventor of a better mousetrap, computer app or online business beating a path to State Senator Golden's door (actually more important, that their lobbyists and representatives beat a path to Golden's fundraisers).
There has been a little bump in the road for our State Senator from Bay Ridge -- Golden has to actually do something in his new position. No, he has to come up with a little more than just "do something" to justify his added staff and budget. State Senator-Chairman Golden actually has to give an account of what he is doing as Chairman of the State Senate Select Committee on Science, Technology, Incubation & Entrepreneurship to show his constituents back home and the taxpayers of the State of New York that they are being well represented and getting their money's worth from their new "Chairman" and his new "Select Committee".
That's one of the reasons that I am harping on State Senator Golden's doing a little more about last week's "Public Hearing: Cybersecurity: Defending New York from cyber attacks" than posting an unannotated four and a half hour (4 1/2 hr) video of the hearing with my State Senator sitting out in left field at the end of the line of six state senator-chairmen.
I don't believe that any of the pre-hearing buildup of the hearings about cybersecurity and defending New York from cyber attacks was in any way hyperbolic or overheated. The threats are as real as any posed by terrorists or any other of our nation's and society's enemies. And, their targets can include anything from the water we drink and the food we eat to the sewage we expel, with everything that goes into paying for it, powering it and moving it along. That's why seeing these hearings pass without comment or even mention seems more than merely perfunctory indolent nonfeasance. It's beginning to look like this is becoming an incredible malfeasance of a necessary and profound duty.
Maybe, the goings on at the hearings on November 18th were too deep and complex for State Senator Golden to present to the public in a simple and understandable fashion -- that's why Golden has a staff -- to put stuff like that together in a simple and understandable fashion. Another participant in the hearings, State Senator Joseph A. Griffo issued a brief release about the hearings last week. Golden didn't even republish his own version of the same remarks. It's up to Golden or somebody high in his organization to whip the staff to do the job of making Marty Golden look like he's doing his job and not being guilty of a possible "incredible malfeasance of a necessary and profound duty."
Turnabout is fair play. I'll use Golden's words about Brooklyn GOP Chairman Craig Eaton against the State Senator himself. If State Senator Golden isn't up to handling the duties of Chairman of the State Senate Select Committee on Science, Technology, Incubation & Entrepreneurship, then he needs to step down from that position.