Vox Populi: The O'Shaughnessy Files

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MILT HOFFMAN

The veteran reporter—dean of the Westchester press
corps—talked with us about politics and politicians on
December 28, 2009.

WILLIAM O’SHAUGHNESSY (W.O.): The week between Christmas and New Year’s is supposed to be quiet. Well, it’s anything but quiet at WVOX and WVIP, and this morning in our studios we are graced by the presence of the dean of Westchester journalists, Milton Hoffman.

You will remember Mr. Hoffman, who was, for years and years, the political editor of Gannett Westchester and the Journal News and before that the Macy–Westchester Group. Milt was also editorial director of our good old reliable local-yokel newspapers.

Milt Hoffman, I heard you on the radio with our Mike Dandry, and you were talking about “They don’t make ’em like they used to.” You were talking about politicians in this day and age.

MILT HOFFMAN (M.H.): Everybody who gets into politics wants to do a good job when they are elected. But sometimes they are “deterred” for different reasons. Most of the time they face reelection and have to answer to certain special groups, the vested interests they need for their reelection campaigns—money and stuff like that—so they have to vote a certain way. Another problem they have here in Westchester politics they did not have in the old days is the multiplicity of political parties. At one time it was just Democrat, and Republican. And if you go way back, you had the Liberals, but basically it was Democrat and Republican. Then the Conservatives came along, and at least they had an agenda.

W.O.: That was to beat [Nelson] Rockefeller.

M.H.: Well, whatever, at least they had a platform. And now you have different groups coming in as parties. Basically, they are there to just stir up the pot, and that means jobs for themselves. Look at, for example, the so-called Independence Party of Westchester. They are not “independent.” If you’re running for office,

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