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.

Comments

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.

Say Something!

We'd really like you to take part in the conversation here at All Over Albany. But we do have a few rules here. Don't worry, they're easy. The first: be kind. The second: treat everyone else with the same respect you'd like to see in return. Cool? Great, post away. Comments are moderated so it might take a little while for your comment to show up. Thanks for being patient.

The Scoop

Ever wish you had a smart, savvy friend with the inside line on what's happening around the Capital Region? You know, the kind of stuff that makes your life just a little bit better? Yeah, we do, too. That's why we created All Over Albany. Find out more.

Recently on All Over Albany

AOA7 drawing: Fort Orange General Store, The Cheese Traveler, Saratoga Sweets Candy Co.

The last prize of the week includes: + A $25 gift certificate to the Fort Orange General Store in Albany. + A $15 gift certificate... (more)

A good spot to get General Tso's Chicken?

Sean emails: General Tso's Chicken is a huuuuuge guilty pleasure of mine. It was a staple of my college diet. Trouble is, since moving out... (more)

The recent evolution of Troy, as charted by the New York Times

Like some sort of multi-year tidal cycle on the Hudson River, the attention of the New York Times briefly shifts upriver to focus on the... (more)

Pretty Much the Best Comedy Show: Giulia Rozzi

The Pretty Much the Best Comedy Show series at Proctors is bringing Giuli Rozzi to town on Saturday for a standup show. Rozzi has appeared... (more)

Morning Blend

Troy City Council President Rodney Wiltshire officially announced his bid for Mayor on Wednesday. At his announcement, Wilshire promised to create jobs, capitalize on he... (more)

Recent Comments

Tulips from Spring, the swimming holes from Summer, the foliage from Fall, and a first snow from Winter!

Thank you

...has 12 comments, most recently from Burnt My Fingers

A good spot to get General Tso's Chicken?

...has 25 comments, most recently from Burnt My Fingers

AOA7 drawing: Fort Orange General Store, The Cheese Traveler, Saratoga Sweets Candy Co.

...has 14 comments, most recently from Adam

AOA7 drawing: Nine Pin Cider + Albany Distilling

...has 121 comments, most recently from Megan m

West Wind Acres

...has 5 comments, most recently from jellen