It's easy to be cynical about politicians these days. The vile swamp of modern day politics seems only to attract only the most loathsome types, motivated less by a spirit of public service than by a desire for money, power, or just pure vanity. Occasionally some good people get elected to office but rarely do they make it to high office -- and rarely are they effective.
That's why New York State is quite lucky to have Eric Schneiderman as its Attorney General. The "top cop" of our great state, he is a smart, effective, progressive politician.
He has been in office for a year and a half and is one of the only leaders taking on the financial industry for its mendacity in triggering the financial collapse. While other state attorney generals and the federal government wanted to make sweetheart plea bargains with the these people, Schneiderman bravely refused to go along and is demanding justice -- real justice.
So we're lucky to have him. Let's hope New York State keeps him.