State Sen. Savino Apologizes for 'Mafia' Slur Against Tea Party


State Sen. Diane Savino (D-North Shore/Brooklyn)apologized for sullying the name of the Mafia by referring to it as, "the new Tea Party."

Hold on. We got that backwards -- she apologized for referring to Tea Party members as "the new mafia" on her Facebook page, her personal one, as opposed to, we guess, her public one, which leads us to wonder, What's the difference?.

"Spurred in part by an Advance editorial that criticized her, State Sen. Diane Savino (D-North Shore/Brooklyn) today apologized for referring to Tea Party members as "the new mafia" on her personal Facebook page," reports the SILive.com.

"As part of her mea culpa, Ms. Savino also posted a link to the critical Advance editorial, titled, “No way for a leader to talk.”

"Ms. Savino used the word mafia Monday in linking to New York Times editorial critical of how Tea Party lawmakers in Congress acted during the debt-ceiling debate.

"Borough Tea Party leaders slammed her, as did former GOP Borough President Guy Molinari, who had defended Ms. Savino when she was the victim of a smear campaign in 2004."

Read the article here: Staten Island state Sen. Diane Savino apologizes for 'mafia' slur directed at Tea Party | SILive.com

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