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Thursday, January 19, 2006

Gioia's Got Quinn's Back

...With a Knife

We here at Backroomie ... we must admit ... we luuuvvv the meandering loyalties of our politicos.

Take Council Member Eric Gioia of Woodside, Queens, for example. He, Quinnie and Giffie were once three peas in a pod - and not so long ago at that. And it also wasn't so long ago when Gioia was doin' the lulu as good as, if not better than, many of his colleagues.

So suffice it to say that we were a bit taken aback both by the fact that Gioia suddenly gave up his $8,000 stipend, and also by Gioia's quote in today's Newsday where he says this of Quinn's lulu-making process:

...by linking leadership positions with cash, and by deciding the stipend amounts in private, they undermine people's faith that we act solely in the public interest.

OUCH!

4 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hmmm lets see Eric is giving back 8,000 dollars for heading a committee that never meets, and he uses as a mini-public advocate position for his future run. If you dig enough all his reports are full of crap.

Good thing his wife makes bank to support him

12:38 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what a dirtbag !

10:45 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

really, donating tax payer funded money to charity organizations that later can be written off for his own tax purposes. What a guy.

12:55 AM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He worked at the White House, I think his parents owned a flower shop in Queens

2:37 PM

 

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