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Monday, January 03, 2005

Mills Gets His Reward from Pataki

posted by Jazz at 1/03/2005 10:07:00 AM

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You may not even remember his name, but former Orange County, New York state assemblyman Howard Mills was the man tapped by the GOP to make a run for Chuck Schumer's New York Senate seat last year. Schumer is an extremely popular, moderate Senator with a long career serving New York. The results were predictable, with Schumer winning in the largest landslide in the state's history, leaving Mills out of a job.

Well, no longer. George Pataki, following a long New York tradition of using the governor's powers of political appointment to reward the faithful, (regardless of success, competence, or qualifications) has gifted Mills with a new position. Howard will now serve our home state as insurance superintendent with a salary of $127,000 per year.

It's good to have friends in high places, eh?