New York State Senator Pedro Espada—who helped engineer a coup to flip control of the Senate from Democratic to Republican hands—is apparently ready to switch back to the Democrats now that he has a "handshake deal" to be Majority Leader.
The double-double-cross comes after New York Governor David Paterson's bold move to appoint Richard Ravitch
as lieutenant governor, a power that Senate Republicans (and a judge
) don't believe Paterson has in the first place.
P.S. It may (or may not) help the marriage-equality cause, but...who would trust a handshake deal with this shady