Sen. Addabbo Is Not Taking the Alphabet Rap for NY’s Marriage Loss

Because New York State Sen. Joseph Addabbo was the second name called during the gay marriage roll call vote, “some” are blaming him for setting the tone among Democrats, where his “no” vote snowballed into other Democratic senators also voting no. It sounds a little preposterous to us, mostly because the New York Senate is a place where bills rarely make it to the floor without their outcome guaranteed, so we imagine Addabbo — who never promised you nothin’! — and his fellow “no”-voting senators knew about each other. Even Sen. Tom Duane might have, at the very end, known this wasn’t going his way. Either way, Addabbo is was on the defensive Friday, once again speaking to reporters, and denying this conspiracy theory.