Thursday, September 27, 2012
Wade beats the Wabbit
Well, it wasn’t that close and
honestly the process was pretty boring.
I’m referring to the Democratic
organizational meeting where Chair Tom Wade remained chair by a pretty
significant margin, a weighted vote of 15,273.5 to 10,376.5, over his
challenger Robert “Rabbit” Riley.
It’s kind of hard to figure how
many committee members that represents because the weighted vote is based on a
convoluted formula but safe to say Wade won, and he won by a pretty good
It’s hard to follow as the roll
call is read along with the weighted vote but it apparently came down to the
proxies with the Wade camp - which includes Wade himself, Schodack town Chair
Elizabeth Gable, Troy City Chair Jack McCann and Sue Steele, though her name
wasn’t on any, getting more proxies than the other guys.
The last proxy stands and there
were two turned in by some committee members that broke for both sides. In
other words, there were four Wade and company stole from Riley and two Riley
and company stole from Wade – at least as near as I could figure.
In the end, Wade upset some
Democrats and they tried to take him out with Riley. It didn’t work. We’ll have
to see how it all plays out.
More on this tomorrow or over the