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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  1. “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?

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

  3. [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!

  4. 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.

  5. 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?”

  6. 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.

  7. 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).

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. [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.

  11. [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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. [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.

  15. [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.

  16. +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.

  17. [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…

  18. [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?

  19. 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.

  20. [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.

  21. 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?

  22. 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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