Former North Country Assemblywoman Dede Scozzafava — who became a household name across America during a tough 2009 congressional race — was appointed today by [Democrat] Gov. Andrew Cuomo as deputy secretary for local government at the state Department of State.
She should feel right at home.
Remember, Newt Gringrich endorsed her over conservative candidate Doug Hoffman in the special election in New York congressional district 23. Only to have her drop out and endorse Democrat Bill Owens. Because she was 'Electable' or something.
The thing about electable candidates, voters have to want to vote for them.* Dede was supposed to be the 'safe' and 'electable' choice. Until the voters spoke out (Damn little people, wanting a say in who represents them in Congress. The nerve!) and her candidacy went down the drain.
Dede wasn't moderate, she wasn't conservative. She was a flat out liberal who just so happened to have an (R) behind her name.
I guess the book deal didn't pan out.
*And offer a choice, not an echo. If the candidates are two shades of the same color, why even vote? I've beaten this drum quite often here but it's worth saying again.