Eminently Qualified. That is what Hochul says of Hector LaSalle. She continues to support her nominee for Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals. She insists that he be given a fair hearing. Hochul resists calls from far left legislators to pull his nomination. They claim he is too conservative based on court decisions he has handed down. They say he is anti union, anti abortion, and anti sue process. Hochul disagrees, maintaining his rulings have been taken out of context. The impasse is a test of the Governor’s mettle. She needs to ward off the liberal challenge to her authority. Eminently Qualified. The political tug of war will show who is in charge in Albany !!