News that Assemblyman Greg Ball, R-Carmel, has decided to seek Sen. Vincent Leibell’s state Senate seat rather than challenge U.S. Rep. John Hall, D-19, has readers dissecting Ball’s record, his campaigning practices and political maneuvering in Putnam County in general.
Here’s some chatter from LoHud.com.
One reader, writing under the username “FedUp10509,” summed up what many others are expressing:
So many of us voted for Greg Ball the first time around because he promised that, unlike all the other politicians before him, he was actually going to something about school property taxes and illegal aliens in Brewster. The latter being among the top reasons why I gave him my vote. Ball’s been in office for a little over 3 years and all he has done is jockey around running for higher office and getting in fights with other politicians. … If you make promises and don’t deliver, you should be held accountable. You shouldn’t seek a promotion. You should continue working until you achieve success. I don’t know about you, but I’ve had enough. I should have listened to 84-year-old neighbor who warned me of Ball back when I had my sign on his lawn and all that. ‘Them politicians are all the same” he said. Sad to say he was right.
Several readers were talking about the political jockeying that is going on in Albany and spilling over to Putnam County:
These people are the reason New York is in such bad shape. … Please go away.
This is all about Putnam politics, pure and simple. It’s about who will control the county, nothing more.
A third wrote:
We just can’t seem to find any truly honest and ethical people who are willing to run for office. Very very sad.