Pedro Espada's many characteristics

nymag cover espadaPedro Espada -- one of the key players in the state Senate mess -- gets the cover story treatment in the most recent New York Mag.

Espada comes off as quite the multi-faceted character. He's described -- by others, himself, events -- as: a nihilist, scrappy, a fighter, a meticulous dresser, a guy who talks about himself in the third person, Evita-like, a thief, a villain, a score settler, charismatic, a shrewd political tactician, amoral, a self-aggrandizer, an outsider, self-reliant, needy, a contradiction, an opportunist, a scofflaw, and a tool.


First, I'll admit to needing to Google "nihilist" to figure out what the heck it meant. Second, I was very disappointed that they did not use "tool" to reference his character but instead used it in a more literal sense of how he is being used by Republicans.

Yeah, tool. Just what this guy needs, a cover story to further encourage his delusions of grandeur. Why take this guy seriously? The only reason anybody even knows his name is because he clawed his way to the top of the biggest political morass in years, through infidelity and pretension. He's just a tool in the biggest toolbox around.

...So back off, ladies. This one's mine.

Oh. So he is a jackass. Who would have guessed?

Anyone who takes a $450,000.00 a year salary from a not-for-profit that only grosses $15,000,000.00 from Medicaid (low profit margin) and is influential in getting the grants from his political connections should be on the desk of Cuomo pronto. This guy has skeltons in his closet so big the walls are cracking.

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