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Tedisco shines in glow of limelight

Leader no stranger to microphones

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Within minutes of the news breaking about Gov. Eliot Spitzer’s involvement with prostitutes, Assembly Minority Leader James Tedisco, R-Schenectady, was telling the press that the governor should resign if the New York Times report was true. The next day, Tedisco was calling for Spitzer’s impeachment if he did not step down — as the governor agreed to do on Wednesday. The impeachment threat, as it turned out, wasn’t just the posturing of a powerless politician. ...

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March 14, 2008
8:17 a.m.

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He is effective in understanding his role as a minority leader although only representing 42 members does deminish his authority, his real power is understanding how as a minority leader he has access to the media and exorts his Republican views,
He has a tendency to speak first and than to think later, he was calling for the gov to resign when he still hasn't been charged with a crime (yet) he likes to see media coverage for himself and appear to be representing popular viewpoints. yes he gained one member but the senate lost one so whats the point????? There are very important problems to be resolved in NY and as a "Professional Politician" he should be involved much greater than he is.

March 14, 2008
3:45 p.m.

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He seems to jump on the "Non-Issue" band wagon..things that everyone pretty much agrees aren't popular he will cause a big raucus over it and have to alert the media to show "look I can share a statement over how Spitzer should resign or how sex offenders shouldn't be going near playgrounds". Wow, Tedisco way not to do your job...why not be in the actual Capital Building and pass the budget on time and balanced for once!