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Valuing ‘Dreamers’ over Heroes — as Albany Did — Reflects the New Norm

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Valuing ‘Dreamers’ over Heroes — as Albany Did — Reflects the New Norm

New York Post April 17, 2019
Urban PolicyNYC

Is there a classier lady anywhere than Shannon Slutman, widow of FDNY firefighter Christopher Slutman — killed by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan while serving as a US Marine Corps reservist?

No, there is not.

Meanwhile, is there a bigger dope than Assemblywoman Deborah Glick, the pandering jerk from Greenwich Village who was hard-pressed to find a few bucks to help send Gold Star kids to college — while lavishing millions on scholarships for the offspring of New York’s legion of illegal, um, ­arrivers?

Alas, probably.

Pandering jerks travel in herds in Albany, so the competition for primacy is intense. At the moment, border-jumpers are favored over border-protectors in legislative councils, so the Slutman family’s three young daughters are at a distinct disadvantage.

Politicians are born to pander, of course; that’s what they do best. But one can learn a lot from what they find pander-worthy; lately lawbreakers are a favored class — and not just in Albany.

Continue reading the entire piece here at the New York Post

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Bob McManus is a contributing editor of City Journal. He retired as editorial page editor of the New York Post in 2013 and has since worked as a freelance editor, columnist, and writer.

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