If you’ve been a regular reader of Patriot Retort, you’re probably aware of my former Mayor Stephanie Miner.
Or, as I call her, The Minor Mayor.
After eight years of pulverizing our economy, overseeing an increase in poverty, and turning Syracuse into a Sanctuary City, the Minor Mayor mercifully left us in January.
But these creatures never really leave, do they?
The other day, the Minor Mayor announced that she will be running for Governor of New York as an Independent.
I gotta admit, when I read the news yesterday morning, I nearly laughed myself silly.
The price of politics as usual and the cost of corruption is weighing us all down. That’s why I’m running for Governor—not as a Democrat, not as a Republican, but as a citizen of New York. Join me and let’s build a better NY together. #MinerForNY https://t.co/OD15Zd8LO5
— Stephanie A. Miner (@MinerForNY) June 18, 2018
“Let’s build a better NY?”
Stephanie, honey. I lived in the city you mismanaged for the entire eight miserable years you were Mayor.
Don’t hand me a shit sandwich and ask me to take a bite.
According to Steph’s official campaign Twitter page, she is a “Snowboard and Infrastructure enthusiast.”
And I find that hilarious.
Because you could snowboard down the depths of the potholes she left behind on our streets.
Do you know how many times water mains break in the city of Syracuse?
Honey, if I had a dollar for every time that happened between 2010 and 2018, I wouldn’t have to run my Summer Fundraiser.
Of course, when her final term ended in January, Stephanie made a lot of noise about how she wasn’t going to launch a primary challenge against Cuomo.
But I was suspicious.
Hey, eight years watching this political opportunist makes me an expert on her.
And the reason I doubted that she was eighty-sixing a possible gubernatorial run was because her first job after leaving office was a teaching position at NYU.
Come on, Steph. We weren’t born yesterday.
After eight years as the big fish in a little pond (our potholes make bigger ponds), Stephanie needed to show her face downstate.
It was so transparent.
And if the New York State Republican Party weren’t a bunch of wankers, this could be a golden opportunity.
Let’s face it. The former Minor Mayor isn’t going to peel votes away from a Republican in November.
She’s a Leftist Progressive in good standing.
So her Independent run will only siphon votes from Andrew “Thumb on the Scales” Cuomo.
And if the NYS GOP could get its head of out its own ass, it could make the most of that opportunity.
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