This edition: Seymour Lachman, co-author, "Three Men in a Room: The Inside Story of Power and Betrayal in an American StatehouseTweet
Original tape date: November 8, 2006.
In this episode Doug is joined by Seymour Lachman, former New York State Senator and co-author of the new book Three Men in a Room: The Inside Story of Power and Betrayal in an American Statehouse. After serving four and a half terms in the New York State Senate, Mr. Lachman left in disgust over the inefficient and undemocratic governance of the state. The titular "three men" refer to Governor Pataki, Senate Majority Leader Joe Bruno and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, three men who are making important decisions for over 19 million New Yorkers. In the book, co-authored by Robert Polner, Mr. Lachman sets forth some necessary changes if we are to regain a representative government in New York State.