TU Story on Sweeney's Health
Yesterday's Times Union had a story on Sweeney's smoking habit. John Sweeney (R NY) has been urged to quit smoking due to his health. The report suggests that Sweeney is in denial about his smoking habit. The reporter sees Sweeney smoking two days in a row, and says:
Sweeney, whose clothes reek of cigarette smoke, insisted he is not smoking and then said he is trying to quit by linking cigarettes in his mind with his recurring headaches.
"I think I can do it," Sweeney said. "I'm mentally prepared."
He's more like Bush all the time. Deny me a river.
The Republican talking points on the GOP poll found their way into the article with the claim that Sweeney leads Gillibrand which ignores the large percentage of voters who are up for grabs.
No mention of the fact that most people who know of Gillibrand like her or that she is still unknown by most voters.
No mention of the 67% of the people who think that the US is headed in the wrong direction, which indicates that a lot of the people who currently support Sweeney can be persuaded to hold him accountable and to elect someone new to turn the country around.