Thursday, March 13, 2008

Stay Classy, Peter Schmitt

Leave it to Schmitt to use a tragedy for political purposes.
The saturday before the newly renovated Theodore Roosevelt Courthouse re-opening ceremony, a mother killed her three children in New Cassel. Schmitt takes this horrible event and does what he does.

Here is the story in Newsday "The courthouse ceremony yesterday coincides with the 106th anniversary of the original grand opening on Feb. 27, 1902. But Minority Leader Peter Schmitt (R-Massapequa) said Suozzi should have postponed the event following the killing of three children, allegedly by their mother, this past weekend.
Schmitt, who spoke briefly at the ceremony, said afterward that he had felt "very uncomfortable" at the event. "It certainly should have been postponed until after the funerals are over, until after the reports are in and we get an idea of exactly what happened," he said."

And postpone this why?
One thing has nothing to do with the other but Schmitt feigns concern and uses it as a back-handed swipe at Suozzi.
Schmitt should be ashamed at himself for trying to politicize a tragedy. Then again, he's done it before.
Schmitt dragged a young woman forward to testify in public about he abuse at the hands of a county employee. Schmitt didn't care that the young woman was in tears. Schmitt just wanted to "get" Suozzi. The young woman filed a lawsuit against Schmitt saying he "deliberately and publicly disseminated the painfully embarrassing, shocking and stigmatizing details of her assaults at a legislative hearing to advance partisan political interests."

Peter Schmitt has no shame.

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