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Monday, January 02, 2006

Fidler Goes OTR

Here's What He's Got to Say

So Speaker Quinn? How did it all go down?

Not really sure. Tell you the truth, not sure that I want know ... at least not for a while.

She [Quinn] was ... the term that was used most often - in a positive way - the lowest common denominator ... she had the most acceptable politics to the most people ... certainly the most acceptable to me.

So Miller time was good for Queens?

Queens did very well 4 years ago with Gifford, and Christine most represents the status quo in many ways...

What's good about this deal for the Council and the public?

Christine Quinn is going to be an excellent speaker. Despite the notion that you guys had that this is all up to the party leaders, the choice of Christine Quinn is truly the choice of the majority of the Council.

What's bad about it?

It wasn't me.

There are rumors flying that Katz will be ousted from Land Use. Is this true?

As far as I know, not in the least. While Melinda may have maneuvered earlier on while jockeying for position ... I think once she realized that it was not going to be her, and that 49 other Council Members would jump to Chair the Land Use Committee, she decided to hold onto what she's got.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fidler is a smart guy who did well, even though most people won't notice.. His good friend Vito Lopez was in on the deal, and his mortal enemy Bill DeBlasio tanked.

9:47 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fidler is a loser not so smart he lost a lot of power remember...and yes Fidler is the main reason why Brooklyn LOST out on a Speaker. why is Fidler so smart?

12:57 AM

 
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