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Saturday, October 29, 2005

The Gossip

Who's Dating Whom?

So it probably wouldn't surprise you to know that the mating ritual which worked well for Gifford (when he was at it alone) has now turned into a modern-day clusterfuck. Literally, your sitting Council Members and future Council Members are taking wads of cash from each of the Speaker candidates, forming an almost indecipherable web of interdependence. But if you read further, you'll find that at least one candidate seems to have added a shrewd new twist to the race.


Bill de Blasio

So Bill's gotten' busy. He's been courting the following folks who he's taken out on some dates (for which he paid btw).

Maria del Carmen Arroyo * Tony Avella * Maria Baez * Yvette Clarke * Inez Dickens * Helen Foster * Alan Gerson * Robert Jackson * Rosie Mendez * Michael Nelson * Annabel Palma * Diana Reyna * Larry Seabrook * Helen Sears * Kendall Stewart * David Yassky


Christine Quinn

Chris has been shaking her money-maker as well. She has been dating up a storm (for which she's paid her fair share).

Maria del Carmen Arroyo * Inez Dickens * Erik Martin Dilan * Helen Foster * Daniel Garodnick * James Gennaro * Letitia James * Jessica Lappin * Miguel Martinez * Rosie Mendez * Kendall Stewart * Al Vann * Thomas White


David Weprin

David's busy, busy, busy - at least as is visible to the naked eye. He's taken the following folks on some dates (for which he paid).

Maria del Carmen Arroyo * Gale Brewer * Yvette Clarke * Inez Dickens * Erik Martin Dilan * Helen Foster * Daniel Garodnick * James Gennaro * Vincent Gentile * Alan Gerson * Sara Gonzalez * Oliver Koppell * Jessica Lappin * Miguel Martinez * Michael McMahon * Rosie Mendez * Hiram Monserrate * Michael Nelson * Annabel Palma * Diana Reyna * James Sanders * Helen Sears * Kendall Stewart * Thomas White


Joel Rivera

Dating ... hmmmmm ... not so much! Joel, apparently, has more discriminating tastes. But he did pay for these folks:

James Gennaro * Sara Gonzalez * Diana Reyna * James Sanders


Leroy Comrie

A moderately busy dude. He's dated the following (and paid for them as well).

Yvette Clarke * Inez Dickens * Sara Gonzalez * Letitia James * Miguel Martinez * Rosie Mendez * Larry Seabrook * Helen Sears * Kendall Stewart


Lew Fidler

Fidler joins his Bronx brother, Rivera, in the selectivity club. But he has paid for a few dates.

Helen Foster * Hiram Monserrate * Al Vann


Melinda Katz

Now, Melinda has been very very busy. And if there's a bit of news to come out of this posting, it's that Melinda, Joel and Lew may very well be working together. Is there a Bronx/Queens/Brooklyn partnership in the works to make Seniora Katz the next Speaker?

She's dating like there's no tomorrow, and paying through the roof ... including for her dates with Joel Rivera and Lew Fidler.

Maria del Carmen Arroyo * Maria Baez * Yvette Clarke * Inez Dickens * Erik Martin Dilan * Lew Fidler * Helen Foster * Daniel Garodnick * James Gennaro * Vincent Gentile * Alan Gerson * Eric Gioia * Sara Gonzalez * Letitia James * Jessica Lappin * Melissa Mark-Viverito * Miguel Martinez * Michael McMahon * Rosie Mendez * Annabel Palma * Domenic Recchia * Diana Reyna * Joel Rivera * James Sanders * Larry Seabrook * Helen Sears * Kendall Stewart * Thomas White

* Newly elected members in italics

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

why does this not surprise me?

3:46 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey guys, there's another English person about, :)
I'm a new on runforspeaker.blogspot.com
looking forward to speaking to you guys soon

4:33 PM

 

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