Archive for May 17th, 2004

17th May

First Published in The New York Sun, May 17, 2004

By Andrew Wolf

The fall from grace of Guy Velella, the now-resigned state senator who is expected to plead guilty to corruption charges in court today, is a Bronx tale of great talent and enormous achievement undone by hubris. 

    I have rarely met a more natural politician. But Guy Velella never learned where the ethical lines are because there was no one willing to place those limits on him.No matter what he did,the voters turned a blind eye to his indiscretions.The more trouble he was able to finesse his way out of, the further he would venture into the ethical morass. He was always dancing on the edge.  (more…)