Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Amateur hour in the Spa City

I know that issue of the municipal water supply is a big issue in the city of Saratoga Springs and apparently with good reason. Given all the shenanigans that have gone on in city politics, I can only conclude that there's something funky in the water.

Take this story from the daily Saratogian.

Police are investigating a report that Public Works Commissioner Tom McTygue was involved in taking down his opponent Skip Scirocco's signs on Election Day morning.

McTygue is a 32-year incumbent.

For his opponent's part, An automated call campaign by Skip Scirocco went haywire Monday night, with some citizens receiving as many as a dozen calls over a few hours. The call was a recording of Scirocco and listed his phone number.

Update: the voters had their say and booted out the decades-long incumbent. Scirocco won with a landslide 61.8% of the vote. Now McTygue can take his own signs down, as he won't be needing them anymore.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The Saratoga candidates sounded like junior kids running for office. And then the stories the Post Star had today even made it crazier.