The Missing Man
Even though we cite rejection of the Ravitch plan as a legislative achievement this year, we can’t help feeling sorry for man who developed it.
After all, Lt. Governor Dick Ravitch was asked to develop the plan by Governor Paterson. That was his job, and he did it well enough to have the New York Times and others embrace it as workable and preferable to other budget options.
But then Paterson threw him overboard. More than that, he made it seem like Ravitch was some kind of rogue.
The ole man deserves better than to be embarrassed and exiled in this manner.