NY Senator Tweets Pants-less Photo

What is it about New York politicians that makes them desperate to show us their underwear? Sunday, New York State Senator Greg Ball tweeted a pants-less pic of himself. Here's the tweet and the photo:



Greg Ball has a long history of questionable behavior. Back in 2003 his ex-girlfriend, CNN producer Linda Fern Roth, requested a restraining order against Ball. She claimed at the time that Ball had "threatened to destroy her career and reputation." A temporary order was issued but then the matter was dropped. In 2007, Ball was involved in a charity fundraiser which, according to the Washington Post, raised more money for a PAC Ball controlled than it did for charity:
The Reliable Source found that a New York political action committee started by Ball -- which later transferred its entire treasury to his campaign -- netted as much as $10,000 by selling tickets to the 2005 Courage Cup. That's four times the amount the polo match raised that year for its prominently advertised beneficiary, Work to Ride, a Philadelphia charity that teaches poor kids to play polo.
Then there was the goat incident. During a tight race in which Ball repeatedly suggested the Latino gang MS-13 was a threat (this is Hudson Valley, NY), Ball suddenly discovered a dead goat on his property with a scrawled message:
Assemblyman Gregory Ball, who is known for promoting animal rights legislation, said he found the black-and-white goat in front of his Patterson, New York, property on Thursday. A threatening note written in broken Spanish had been tied around the goat's neck and was signed by Mara Salvatrucha 13, a Central American gang also known as MS-13.
The goat-killer was never identified. In case you're wondering, Greg Ball is a Republican.

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