Hope you enjoy your holiday weekend while the Albany Coup keeps your state senators stuck in Albany
-- hardly a vacation destination -- under orders by Governor Paterson. The respective party leaders are brassing it out
, refusing to be pushed into a settlement, and Ruben Diaz Sr. says he's going to spend time with his church in the Bronx and invites Paterson to send the troopers after him
. AP estimates that the Coup has cost state taxpayers $94,400 so far
-- and that's not counting fallout from the unpassed budgetary legislation
that has Yonkers "running on fumes,"
according to Mayor Phil Amicone, and other municipalities scrambling. If you're of a libertarian turn of mind, you might applaud this as starving the beast
, but the people who have to deliver services in the affected areas aren't seeing the benefit.