When the title and subheading to a story are like this one: “My Worst Dean Skelos Story – The Senate Majority Leader was arrested last week and it couldn't have happened to a nicer guy” — You know that it isn’t going to be all “Sunshine, lollipops and flowers...”
— But who expected this: “... THE TRUTH IS, DEAN SKELOS IS A DICK OF EPIC PROPORTIONS....”
It was true back in the day, as Gerry O’Brien remembers it — It’s still true as Skelos squirms like a worm on a hook and his GOP support is drying up
A WORD FROM GALEWYN MASSEY ABOUT OFFENSIVE LANGUAGEI know that some people pretend to be delicate, and they fake refinement and proper breeding in so many ways. Some might even pose as good chuch-goin’ folk. To them words like “hell,” “piss” and “shit” are very bad. “Dick” and “prick” aren’t very nice either. They would want us never, ever to use “fuck” or “cock.” And if they are nice chuch-goin’ ladies, “pussy,” “twat,” and “cunt” will just give them a case of the vapors. — Unless, of course it is they that are pissed off.... Then it’s “Anything Goes” in ways that even Cole Porter would have held back upon.
THE PUSH BACK AND COUNTER-ATTACKYou see in this era of deconstruction, our enemies try to use the nuances and the rules of language as a tool to destroy society. The same can be said about the rules of decorum and other niceties, which they will violate anytime to gain advantage. Our push back and counter-attack against the forces of evil has to be able to use all of our enemies’ weapons against them. So, "[b]rush up your Shakespeare, start quoting him now...."
by Gerry O'Brien.5/7/15, New York Observer [http://observer.com/2015/05/my-worst-dean-skelos-story/]).
O’BRIEN KNEW SKELOS WAY BACK WHEN...Once upon a time as a younger State Senator from Nassau, Dean Skelos was known for his sharp elbows, and occasionally a stiletto in the back of an enemy and almost as often an ally, earning him the soubriquet “Mean Dean.” Gerry O’Brien has been around long enough to remember all that.
Here’s a particular O’Brien anecdote about Dean Skelos and what was done to a GOP senate candidate a while back. According to O’Brien, “... [i]n 2008, the Senate Majority had asked [O’Brien] for months to convince a client [of his] to run for a Senate seat in Westchester. They vowed heavy financial support, and the freedom to run the campaign as we saw fit.... [T]wo dozen major donors [agreed] to serve on the Finance Committee and come to a meeting, where the candidate and Majority Leader Dean Skelos — would thank them and give everyone a pep talk about helping >>> “OUR” <<< candidate raise the money he needed over the next few months [emphasis mine].... Attendance at the event surpassed our wildest dreams. Heavy hitters, people with deep pockets.... >>> “OUR”<<< candidate addressed the crowd and gave a stirring talk about why he was running and what he wanted to accomplish in Albany [emphasis mine]. Then [>>> “OUR”<<< candidate ] introduced Dean Skelos to the crowd [emphasis mine].
It was then that the roof fell in in the form of “Mean Dean” Skelos. Gerry O’Brien said it like this — “Mr. Skelos got up, thanked everyone for attending, then asked them to consider donating to a totally different candidate, running in a completely different district.... Keep in mind that [at] this point, Dean’s Senate Majority had been lobbying us to convince our candidate to run for about six months.... [And Dean Skelos single-handedly,] took all the air out of the room and hung us out to dry. We never heard from most of the attendees again....”
O'Brien also had this to say: "I have worked as a political consultant for over 25 years. I have managed countless campaigns at all levels and have created campaign advertising in hundreds of races from City Council to the Presidency. I say this not to boast but as a way of saying [this: I’ve seen plenty of dirty tricks and ignoble behavior. Dean Skelos stands alone in the cold and weird way he goes about his business...." In his conclusory and most-quotable statement of all, O'Brien said this: "The truth is, Dean Skelos is a dick of epic proportions."
IT LOOKS LIKE GERRY O’BRIEN IS RIGHT — “MEAN DEAN” SKELOS IS STILL "A DICK OF EPIC PROPORTIONS" ! ! !
According to a very late report on Nick Reisman’s blog on NY State of Politics, “A GOP source tells NY1’s Zack Fink that Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos is refusing to step down from his post.... If forced too, Skelos would resign entirely from the narrowly divided chamber, leaving just 31 Republicans, plus Democrat Simcha Felder who sits with the GOP. Meanwhile, the health of Sen. Tom Libous remains very much in question.... Should anything happen to Libous, who is under indictment for lying to the FBI, Republicans would be left with 31 members, requiring them to potentially strike a deal with the five-member Independent Democratic Conference....” (See “A Final Hail Mary?” by Nick Reisman. 5/8/15, NY State of Politics [http://www.nystateofpolitics.com/2015/05/a-final-hail-mary/]).
“MEAN DEAN” IS TRYING TO SCREW WITH REPUBLICANS NO MATTER WHAT IT MEANS TO THE MEMBERS OF THE SENATE GOP CONFERENCE
Reisman goes on to observe that “... [t]he move seems more like a[n] end-stage Hail Mary than anything else as support dries up for Skelos to remain leader: Legislative seats for lawmakers accused of corruption are often viewed as bargaining chips for potential plea deals....”