Marty Golden issues his greatest quote ever — “The best disinfectant in government is sunlight....”
Is Marty coming to the Ol’ Time Religion of government reformism late in life ? ? ?
Always a strong supporter of the NYPD, Golden is at the right place at the right time standing tall for Police Officers’ rights and being singled-out by the NY Times
After standing tall for “NY City’s Finest” and getting heat for it from the NY Times, State Senator Martin Golden looks like he is also emerging as a new reformer in New York-New Jersey politics. The same day that the New York Times Editorial Board and other outlets attacked Marty Golden, thus raising him the hero status for defending New York City’s cops against Governor Cuomo and Mayor deBlasio ( See “Police Discipline in New York” NY Times Editorial Board, 12/10/14, NY Times/ Opinion/ Editorial [http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/11/opinion/police-discipline-in-new-york.html]), Marty Golden was extolled as a reformer by the NY Daily News (See “Lawmakers unite to urge Cuomo, Christie to reform Port Authority” by Richard Shapiro, 12/10/14, NY Daily News [http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/lawmakers-urge-cuomo-christie-reform-port-authority-article-1.2040246]).
FOR A CONSERVATIVE REPUBLICAN EVERY KNOCK BY THE NY TIMES IS A BOOST AND EVERY BOOST BY THE DAILY NEWS IS — WELL, A BOOST
Most important, both the News and the Times burnished State Senator Golden’s growing reputation by specifically mentioning him by name when talking about the NYS Legislature generally.
When many of us thought that Golden might be peeing-out after a career of purely retail binge politicking, since late in the campaign of 2014, after the November blow-out of his Democratic opponent, and now with the roll-out of Golden as a senior member of the new Republican majority in the NYS Senate, Marty suddenly has what seems like a new look and a new vitality. Equally impressive is his apparently new-found ability to do PR pivots like a whirling dervish, witness the win-win coverage in the Times and News yesterday.