Times Spin a Quinn Win
Single Source Bill Costs de Blasio
For whatever it's worth in the backrooms, the edit heads at the New York Times today published their preference for the Speakership post.
Of Quinn and de Blasio, who the Times decreed the rumored front runners, the editorial says "Quinn seems the better choice".
The Times raps de Blasio for his energetic lead and support of the union contributions bill that recently passed the Council, concluding that:
If Mr. de Blasio becomes speaker, he will need to demonstrate that he does not favor special interests over good government.
But also of Quinn, the Times warns:
...she would also have to make the leap to a broader civic vision and make certain that she is inclusive even to those who oppose her.
Our personal favorite, though, was the conclusion:
The speaker will also have to be someone who commands the respect of not only the mayor and his administration but New Yorkers who expect more from their council than politics as usual.