2008_08_hoytem.jpgYesterday, PoliticsNY posted emails that Assemblyman Sam Hoyt (D-Buffalo) sent to a colleague's then-19-year-old intern, prompting the married father of two to apologize for a "painful and private matter." The emails are from 2003 and 2004 (including one where Hoyt writes, "I could be your human lollipop") and many were sent before the Legislature's anti-fraternization policy was enacted in May 2004, though Hoyt did try to meet up with the young woman in June 2004. Assembly Leader Sheldon Silver, forwarded the allegations to the ethics committee and said, "The Assembly has strict policies regarding fraternization. Violations of these policies will not be tolerated." Hoyt happens to be up for reelection this year.