Posts Tagged ‘John Faso’

12th September
2006

First Published in The New York Sun,  September 12, 2006

By Andrew Wolf

There is a political aphorism that goes something like this: “The most dangerous place in the world is the space between a politician and a camera.” The common thread shared by all those to whom the line is applied is their success at getting elected.

There is at least one promising politician to whom this line cannot be applied. He is poised to go down to crushing defeat in today’s gubernatorial primary: the Democrat Thomas Suozzi. (more…)

9th June
2006

First Published in The New York Sun, June 9, 2006

By Andrew Wolf

The victory of John Faso in last week’s Republican state convention has been portrayed as an upset. It shouldn’t be. Mr. Faso, the former Assembly minority leader has routinely been underestimated. Although he faces a hard road ahead, he can be elected governor. Conventional wisdom says Eliot Spitzer. Tell that to “Governor” Howard Samuels, “Governor” Ed Koch, and “fourterm” Governor Mario Cuomo.

Mr. Faso demonstrated that he had the right stuff four years ago when he came out of nowhere to finish strong in the race for state comptroller. In that contest, Mr. Faso faced a well-known opponent, Alan Hevesi, who had served as the city’s comptroller for two terms and for a while was considered the front-runner to succeed Mayor Giuliani. (more…)