Tuesday, January 22, 2008

A New York State of Mind

Hey, Toto, we’re not in upstate anymore. At least not according to the Spitzer administration, which is now designating counties including Rensselaer and Albany as part of downstate.

Wow, we knew the governor was powerful, but rearranging geography? That takes some clout. For now, we are considered part of downstate, but sources tell us the region will soon be dubbed Capitalacchia by the governor’s top economic development team. Rumor has it the capital for Capitalacchia will be the City of Rensselaer, qualifying Rensselaer to receive special loans to meet the rigorous requirements of the Great John Brown Debt Giveaway and pays that $3 million debt owed to Troy over the next 70 years.

The Record’s Jim Franco’s take on the downstate shift: [TR]