Tuesday, January 18, 2005

Dem Senators Wage Web War

Politics in Albany have now spread out to the internet. Democratic Senators are upset because the Republican majority in the state Senate have cushy addresses for their websites, addresses that mimic their names. Democrats, on the other hand, were given cryptic addresses (see below). Some Democrat sites are only accessible if you know what district number you are looking for, a confusing way to try and locate your local State Senator. Knowing our NY politicians, be prepared for lots of wasted time and money to be spent working this out. In the end, I would hate to see what will happen once the Dems gain control of the Senate and do a little payback. If I were them, I would limit the GOP sites to IP addresses (ie - http://123.34.1.112).

This all started in 2000 when a pilot program for Senator websites was launched...but only for the Republican majority. Democrats complained, so the websites for the minority party were launched, but with a different naming system for the minority sites. In a first for this site, I agree with the Democrats on this one (ouch that hurt to type). I am not sure how, but I think George W. Bush is behind this.

NY State GOP Senators
Joseph L. Bruno - http://www.senatorbruno.com
Charles J. Fuschillo - http://www.senatorfuschillo.com/
Michael F. Nozzolio - http://www.senatornozzolio.com/

NY State Democrat Senators
Senator Eric Schneiderman (D-NYC) - http://www.senate.state.ny.us/
Senatorbio.nsf/b6fbd50d35ec52cb85256eb60060d397/abbe3cee8d1
57e6b85256b220067e453?OpenDocument

Senator Thomas K. Duane (D-NYC) -http://www.senate.state.ny.us/
Senatorbio.nsf/b6fbd50d35ec52cb85256eb60060d397/bc1c00d943c46
e3285256b22005777dc?OpenDocument

Senator George Onorato (D-Queens) - http://www.nyssenate12.com/

(Hat Tip - New York Statements)