HERE'S THE MEAT AND POTATOES:
".... Golden hides from anyone who might challenge how he conducts business in Albany. Full voicemail boxes and ignored messages demonstrate that the Senator has decided the concerns of the neighborhood don’t matter. Once, in a meeting with constituents who asked him to hold a Town Hall, Golden replied, “That won’t benefit me.” And there’s the truth about Marty Golden: he’s a coward. He can’t handle disagreement, and feels safe enough in his gerrymandered district that he thinks he doesn’t have to. Knowing that even his most vociferous opponent won’t make a scene at a festival or parade, he’s largely been able to keep up the charade – until now...." -- Mallory McMahon
Ms. McMahon goes on to tell her prosaic tale of false starts and dead ends that actually sounds like a Bay Ridge version of "Candide"....
It sure is closer to "Candide" than "Arsenic and Old Lace" --- But maybe it might be --- "At Long Last Love"Of course the Goldenbots are going to counter that Ms. McMahon is one of those sinister McMahon Ladies, channeling their inner Abby and Martha Brewster without need of any arsenic-laced elderberry wine.....
You know what I say to anything like that --- "PISH-POSH !!!" (Quoting Warren from the old Glenwood Rest at the Flatbush Junction)
For full disclosure, here's the bio of Mallory McMahon that appeared at the end of her KCP OP ED:
Ah,for some reason it brings to mind the refrain in one of Cole Porter's lesser tunes, done oh so well by the late Bobby Short ---
"..... I'm in love again, and I can't rise above it
I'm in love again, and I love, love, love it
I'm in love again, and I'm darn glad of it