Maybe, Marty G. will serve out his term as a NYS legislator in the age of Preet Bharara, maybe not — And maybe the silvery golden one will run for re-election to the State Senate in 2016, and maybe not
In any case, the Brooklyn GOP, especially in Southwest Brooklyn needs to think about life after Republican State Senator Martin J. Golden
The silver-haired and ruddy-faced Marty Golden is almost as old as I am — and that sure ain’t young.... How many of us can go around expecting to stay as hail ’n’ hardy as Mike Long for anywhere near as long? (Soon even the Conservatives’ll be calling him “Mike Too Long.”)
Eventually, if nothing else happens, the passing of the [old] guard becomes pretty much one thing.... I’m pretty sure State Senator Golden, who's just about 65 y/o/a doesn’t want to become the one state senator that needs to be wheeled >>>into<<< the chamber, attached to some tubes going in and others going out; any more than, he wants to be one that gets wheeled >>>out-of<<< it on a “Gurney.” Also, “As the days dwindle down to a precious few — September... November...” — Marty has to ask himself what’s important and “... what does it profit a man....”
But I haven’t come to bury Marty, much less to praise him. At any rate, the Eatons and Quagliones, the Regina-Potters and the Russell Gallos, the David Storobins and the Andy Sullivans, and the Star-bellied Sneetches and the Plain-bellied ones, with none-upon thars, all have to think about life after Marty Golden as the one and only Brooklyn Republican elected to public office. It's something that he has been for a very long time (with one exception that barely lasted more than a couple of months, or was it only a few days).
Even though Marty Golden has been a State Senator for almost all of the years beginning with “2" after the third century — that can’t go on forever. So, somebody needs a plan for what will happen next — especially in and for the Brooklyn GOP.