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Friday, November 04, 2005

The Other People's Candidate

Lewis Fidler

According to yesterday's Crain's Insider, Speaker candidate Lewis Fidler is running "a low-key campaign, positioning himself as a consensus candidate acceptable to those he believes will decide the race - Democratic county organizations, unions, business groups and lobbyists."

So there you have it. As far as you, the people of this great city, the tax-paying head honchos are concerned, neither Lew Fidler nor The Insider had anything nice to say. Sorry.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

why does this not surprise me?

12:07 PM

Anonymous bored at work said...

Do voters elect the Speaker of the US House or the US Senate Majority leader? No, their colleagues in the majority party do so.

Same in NYC for Speaker. All of a sudden this is news?

12:09 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bored at work-while your comments might be true they do not reflect the post you are referring to.

Business groups, lobbyists, unions and county organizations should not be doing the selecting. The people do deserve a more active role.

And since when are the federal governments behind-the-scenes operations the standard to be measured by?

12:07 PM


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