Here are the first five paragraphs (don't worry, they are are short, and wonderful) of today's lead editorial in the New York Daily News, "Beneath contempt: Billionaire Tom Golisano is the worst of a vile crew in the Albany cesspool":

Is there a more dishonorable, less intelligent form of life than the sleaze that inhabits Albany? No.

Has any group of politicians more debased themselves and the once-proud institution in which they serve? No.

Would New York be better off building a sewage treatment plant on the grounds of the Capitol? Yes.

It would then be possible to flush the human wastes whose double-dealing, felonious flirtations and idiotic incompetence have left the state without a functioning government.

Dream on.

The last time the city's also-ran tab was this upset they were talking about Khalid Sheikh Mohammed.