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Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Ready, Get Set...

For Worse

In today's New York Post, former East Side City Council Member, Charles Millard, goes ballistic about what came out of the mouths of our oh-so-savvy-seven during last week's debate.

He gives de Blasio, Katz and Weprin a serious beat-down, while Fidler manages to escape without too much harm. But what we found most interesting about the piece - which might shed a bit more light for the likes of EnWhySeaWonk & Co. - was Millard's assertion that:

"The whole evening would have been laughable if it were not so serious. Whoever is speaker dominates the City Council, which passes a huge budget every year and has increasingly found and flexed muscles on issues from zoning for big-box stores to the immigration status of street vendors. And it has never failed to override a mayoral veto when called upon by the speaker to do so. "

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