HOT COUPS  9:44 am June 10, 2009

Upstate Billionaire Embroiled In NY Senate Drama Also Dating Monica Seles?

by Sara K. Smith

This is a metaphor for the New York State Senate.Possibly sexy sex news out of sexy upstate New York, which is for lovers! Tom Golisano, a richy-rich New York guy who has dabbled heavily in state politics over the years, got annoyed with the state Senate majority leader for ignoring his entreaties not to raise taxes on the vulnerable ultrawealthy and subsequently had a hand in the whole Repubican [Ha whoops! "Republican." -- Ed.] COUP upstate. But, more excitingly, he is also allegedly dating Monica Seles. Are there really not enough wealthy and semi-famous people to go around these days, that tennis stars must go trolling in Albany for dates?

Golisano is 67 and Seles is 35, which, hey why not, but also, ick.

Here is a funny anecdote about the whole Albany mess, in which legislators behaved like actual 5-year-old children:

Democrats locked the doors of the Senate chamber, preventing Republicans from gathering there, and refused to turn over the keys, prompting Republicans to threaten to hold a legislative session in the park outside.

That obviously has nothing to do with Golisano’s or Seles’s personal lives, but anyway, you can see why voters would not care so much for New York politicians these days, of any stripe.

Golisano-Seles A Love Match [New York Post]
Feeling Slighted, Rich Patron Led Albany Revolt [New York Times]


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mookworthjwilson June 10, 2009 at 9:47 am

Eww Monica…just Eww…

Mild Midwesterner June 10, 2009 at 9:50 am

“Are there really not enough wealthy and semi-famous people to go around these days, that tennis stars must go trolling in Albany for dates?”

Wow… that’s a real stab in the back.

Sorry. Was that tasteless?

norbizness June 10, 2009 at 9:52 am

Really, Monica, just because he looks like a Yugoslavian dictator of olde is no reason to date him out of misguided nostalgia.

Noodle Salad June 10, 2009 at 9:54 am

Upstate New York is for duck lovers like Pat Robertson.

Crapola June 10, 2009 at 9:54 am

More appropriate would have been the animated gif with the Japanese Little Red Riding Hood and the dancing wolf with the giant balls.

mookworthjwilson June 10, 2009 at 9:54 am

How this Espada guy hasn’t been led out of a courthouse in handcuffs is beyond me…sleazy…jeez…

rereridiculous June 10, 2009 at 9:55 am

[re=335575]Mild Midwesterner[/re]: You took a stab at something, and from your brute tastelessness stabbed us all in the back. We’ll get you back for this!

nbawriter June 10, 2009 at 9:56 am

I think we can head to the anagram machine for the logic behind this:


bitchincamaro June 10, 2009 at 9:56 am

I say we lock up Albany and bury the key where the sun don’t shine. Two of the Democrat turncoat coup operatives are under investigation for crimes against humanity, or something. NYS politics always brings the ick.

jagorev June 10, 2009 at 9:57 am

He he. Repubican.

ManchuCandidate June 10, 2009 at 9:57 am

On the other side of the coin. If I had Tom Golisano kind of cash, Her?

Monsieur Grumpe June 10, 2009 at 9:58 am

A Republican legislative session in the park sounds suspicious to me. Are there Cub Scout troops camping nearby?

Come here a minute June 10, 2009 at 10:02 am

Mr. Golisano, asked by reporters about the legal troubles of Pedro Espada Jr. and Hiram Monserrate, the two Democrats who had joined with the Republicans to oust Mr. Smith, said: “Don’t talk to me about ethical background in Albany,” adding, “We have a governor who stood on a podium on national television and said he had extramarital affairs and used cocaine.”

“They’re all crooks and I own them. You got a problem with that?”

Mr Blifil June 10, 2009 at 10:11 am

This is horrible. It’s like finding out that McEnroe is fucking Jane Harman.

DC Hates Me June 10, 2009 at 10:11 am

Love is blind. And so is Gov. Paterson.

snideinplainsight June 10, 2009 at 10:12 am

Just how hard do you have to work to become a “frustrated billionaire”? I’m betting that with a billion or so, I could be p-r-e-t-t-y relaxed. about everything.

Anyone doesn’t believe me, send me the cash and we’ll try it out.

ph7 June 10, 2009 at 10:16 am

Monica is attracted to a back-stabbing politician? Interesting.

memzilla June 10, 2009 at 10:16 am

Our New York State Legislature is about to beat the Texas Lege for dumbassery.

Is Gov. Rick “Goodhair” Perry more incompetent than David “Blind Lemon” Patterson? Compare and contrast (3 points).

JMP June 10, 2009 at 10:16 am

Hey, people like Tom give hope to old men everywhere that they, too, can regularly fuck a woman half there age. Assuming they’re fabulously wealthy, that is.

This relationship does surprise me, though, because I thought all female tennis players were lesbians. But then, there is all that money to consider.

charlesdegoal June 10, 2009 at 10:23 am

Well, look at Federer and his overweight, foreign, pregnant wife. Granted, the Quentin Tarantino resemblance may not be helping him out but he’s also mighty rich and speaks in tongues. And check out Agassi and his tall, long-nosed German bride. They may be unbeatable at doubles, but still… Albany may not be the worst place for tennis stars to cruise.

Paterlanger June 10, 2009 at 10:25 am

[re=335599]JMP[/re]: I think you presume too much about their relationship. It could be that Mr. Golisano simply likes to “watch” as Monica shrieks her way through an hour of “ground stroke” practice.

Barrett808 June 10, 2009 at 10:26 am

OMG that pic is LOL

magic titty June 10, 2009 at 10:26 am

[re=335596]ph7[/re]: Oh that was just very well done.

CorkPopper June 10, 2009 at 10:28 am

[re=335598]memzilla[/re]: “About to”? By some measures, they surpassed it long ago.

On the one hand, the NY lege doesn’t pass laws allowing students to bring concealed weapons to class, so there’s that. One the other hand, the NY lege doesn’t really pass anything, unless it’s 7 minutes before session is over and nobody’s read it and everything automatically passes unless someone is physically there to vote against it. For reals.

Cape Clod June 10, 2009 at 10:30 am

Then again, if you are a billionaire, why settle for Monica Seles when you can have Anna Kournikova?

Sara K. Smith June 10, 2009 at 10:41 am

[re=335580]Crapola[/re]: OOH LINK PLZ.

bfstevie June 10, 2009 at 10:46 am

[re=335588]Monsieur Grumpe[/re]: Cub scouts travel in PACKS.

Mr Blifil June 10, 2009 at 11:06 am

[re=335606]Cape Clod[/re]: He probably wanted someone who would actually help improve his tennis game.

Jenni B. June 10, 2009 at 11:06 am

[re=335575]Mild Midwesterner[/re]: Too soon! Too soon!

dennymcden June 10, 2009 at 11:12 am

Is SKS inferring that Golisano is a sekrit furry? Because New Yorkers know that it’s Ruben Diaz, Sr. that’s all about the scritches.

natteringnabomb June 10, 2009 at 11:18 am

it is well known that in hunter gatherer societies that rich guy politicians gather tons of monies and wait for young smokin hot babes to hunt them down.So why Monica?Ick indeed.

mookworthjwilson June 10, 2009 at 11:25 am

[re=335638]Jenni B.[/re]: If not now, then when???

Yup June 10, 2009 at 11:26 am

[re=335605]CorkPopper[/re]: My parents and I disagree on every single thing in politics except how much the NYS legislature sucks. For instance, they are currently back-burnering votes on budget and gay marriage in order to fast-track…wait for it…legalizing cage fighting.

thefrontpage June 10, 2009 at 11:35 am

Who’s Monica Seles?

Min June 10, 2009 at 11:41 am

Somebody in the New York legislature needs a time-out and a nap.

CorkPopper June 10, 2009 at 11:45 am

[re=335654]Yup[/re]: Well budget and gay marriage are substantive issues, which would require significant effort to resolve. That’s just not how they roll.

Tawmn June 10, 2009 at 11:46 am

“which, hey why not, but also, ick.” Sarah, you are awesome.

President Beeblebrox June 10, 2009 at 12:06 pm

+100 on the Pedo Bear pic. Go Golisano, dating a girl who was a toddler when you were her age. A winner is you!

Wasn’t Monica Seles the one who was stabbed in the back by a crazed tennis fan at a match in Germany? That was good practice for dating a politician.

mookworthjwilson June 10, 2009 at 12:31 pm

[re=335654]Yup[/re]: Maryland did the cage fighting or ultimate fighting legislation last year…no one, including the sponsors, knew what the hell they were debating…it was hilarious…

bago June 10, 2009 at 12:32 pm

I thought pedobear was more about 3+5, not 35…

InsidiousTuna June 10, 2009 at 1:00 pm

[re=335598]memzilla[/re]: Hey, you’ve got a ways to go before you Yanks can out-jackass Texas legislators. Remember the stunt a few years back when Texas Democrats just ran the hell away to Oklahoma for a week?

mookworthjwilson June 10, 2009 at 1:14 pm

[re=335768]InsidiousTuna[/re]: It was for a good cause…

El Pinche June 10, 2009 at 1:42 pm

Why is Pedo Bear chasing Go Go from Kill Bill?

Jukesgrrl June 10, 2009 at 1:44 pm

I thought this shit only happened in Tennessee.

steve June 10, 2009 at 2:10 pm

Of course it is every New York Legislators’ dream to one day tell their grandchildren about that time they were a petulant dick and overthrew the Senate majority leader/locked the doors on the meanies.

answerbird June 10, 2009 at 5:27 pm

[re=335598]memzilla[/re]: Hey Patterson and the Albany Dems are incompenent a-holes, but at least the are DEM a-holes. In Texas they actually pass bad laws and shit, NY they just talk about it.

AutomaticPilot June 10, 2009 at 9:26 pm

The funny thing is that Golisano was in the news just a few weeks ago saying he was going to move to Florida because taxes in NYS are too high. So, why doesn’t he just shut his giant pie-hole and move already?

FABabe June 10, 2009 at 11:00 pm

I live in Rochester NY, Golisano’s home town…the one he’s leaving. It’s been a big deal around here about how and why he’s leaving (high taxes, corrupt Albany etc.). He was very self-righteous about it. Now it appears the real reason he’s leaving for Florida, coincidentally Seles’ home state, is to “hit that” on a regular basis. So much for principles.

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