Sunday, May 6, 2012
Quid Pro Quo
Robin Yess & her group of maladjusted malcontents have launched an all out assault on Ulster County GOP Chair Roger Rascoe and Legislature Chair Terry Bernardo. Yess is on any real/imagined misstep like stink on a monkey. What is her motive?
One, obviously, is revenge. She has a gripe with Rascoe, who forced her to resign as County GOP Chair in disgrace. She battled with Bernardo and her husband Len (Chair of the county Independence Party) and lost - big time. But, if one looks a little deeper under the surface, it's clear that Yess is nothing more than a pawn in Mike Hein's plan to control every aspect of county government.
Lets look at the evidence. During her short term, Yess tried long and hard to make sure Hein did not have a opponent. Then, she took the public lead on Hein's pet issue - selling the county nursing home.
Now, lets look at the reward. After quitting as GOP Chair, reliable sources tell the Crusader that Hein arranged for an interview for Yess for a high-level state position. Yess did not get the job. Hein, however, appears to have Yess on the hook again.
Terry Bernardo became the Chair of the UC Legislature in January. Her goal is to professionalize the Legislature's operations and make the body an effective counterweight to Hein. But, Bernardo has faced constant attacks from the troika of Dave Donaldson, Yess and Hein. Hein has used Yess and Donaldson as his pawn's to keep the Legislature divided so the power-hungry Exec can amass even more power.
Yess was seen recently leaving a private meeting with Hein last week. Was she getting her marching orders or did Hein promise her a county job for her efforts? That remains to be seen.
When reading the next Yess lame-o-gram, keeping in mind that she's nothing but the puppet of Hein. Yess claims she's for protecting taxpayers when all she's interested in is finding a job for herself.