In the wake of the chauffeur scandal, state Comptroller Alan Hevesi has resisted calls for his resignation and vowed to remain in the race.
Which of the following most closely reflects your opinion?
41% – If re-elected, Hevesi should be removed from office, and
he should face criminal charges
31% – If re-elected, Hevesi should face possible removal from
16% – If re-elected, Hevesi should be removed from office.
13% – If re-elected, Hevesi should remain in office.
In your opinion, would the election of Eliot Spitzer as governor be generally positive or negative for business in New York?
48% – Positive
30% – Negative
22% – Neutral
Answers in percentages Poll conducted 10/30 – 10/31/06
Alan Hevesi should have done the right thing, which would have been to resign from office and not run for another term. Apparently he does not have enough class to do that, so he should be removed from office if he’s re-elected. Any politician who uses taxpayer money for their own personal use should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
-Rick Corey, OpticsProfessionals LLC
Spitzer is a self-serving, megalomaniacal official. His approach to business is punitive, and would not be positive in a state already struggling with the high cost of manufacturing. More regulation, more taxes, more litigation? These are not pro-business tenets. Hevesi is the first to criticize others for the misuse of state funds. Yet his hypocrisy is acceptable when the misuse of state funds applies to him.
11/03/06 (C) Rochester Business Journal