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.