Weprin's Mystery Man
We can't help ourselves. Once you get us goin', we're gone.
So next up in our debut vox populi series is a gentleman who has built up quite a rep for his 'letter to the editor' writing skills ... Larry Penner.
Do you know Larry? Gawker knows Larry; their scribes call him the International Man of Mystery.
We here at Backroomie just call Larry the Man from Great Neck Who's Not So Impressed with Speaker Candidate David Weprin. Shorter titles escape us this morning.
Anyway, here's an excerpt of the ending. While we can't exactly endorse everything Larry has to say, we do strongly suggest a full read, if only for entertainment's sake, of the beginning and middle of Larry's latest rant in the Legislative Gazette (which, btw, is the Weekly Newspaper of the New York State Government):
Sorry, but inheritance of a famous family name (the late Democratic state Assembly Speaker Saul Weprin), previous local and county Democratic clubhouse support in handing you a local City Council seat in 2001 along with chairmanship of the very powerful and influential City Council finance committee doesn't necessarily make one a competent candidate for council speaker. Perhaps Councilman Weprin and some other Democratic elected officials from Kings County have forgotten that in America most people climb the ladder of success the old fashion way, on your own merits and work ethic rather than cash and carry.
And the rest can be found here!