New York’s political problems don’t bother me so much for some reason. It actually is a little comical. The fact that Elliot Spitzer and David Patterson should be locked up doesn’t really get me all hot and bothered–probably because in New York State, the political boss who replaces the scandal plagued mobster before him is usually worse. New York State (especially upstate) is a great state with the worst political body in the Nation. Charlie Rangel, Spitzer, Patterson, Arcuri, Cuomo, Schumer… Will New York ever get its federalism together and throw the bums out? With many with the will to drain the swamp, fleeing to other states, will anyone be left? Youth and talent are siphoned into the South and West. New York is crumbling before our very eyes. The Empire State will soon follow the example set for it by all empires from epochs past.