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Friday, January 20, 2006

Quinnister Motives

Sans Reform

The edit heads at the Daily News this morning call Speaker Quinn on her bluff. Dubbing her the "Princess of Pork," the piece opens this way:

For a brief and fleeting moment, we had allowed ourselves to hope that Christine Quinn, newly installed as speaker of the City Council, would lift the municipal legislature from its piggy-feeding trough, but, alas, we were wrong.

For Quinn, hailed as a reformer and lauded as a path-breaker, has proven herself as much a patronage-dispensing, favor-doling, taxpayer-abusing, anti-democratic hack as any of her predecessors. She plans to get what she wants the oldest-fashioned way: by paying.

And in a separate Daily News piece, Frank Lombardi reports that Council Members Darlene Mealy, Melissa Mark-Viverito, James Sanders, Leticia James and Andrew Lanza share the distinction of being on Quinn's shit list ...



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Eric Gioia started the whole press commotion. Quinn is going to learn real quick what this guy is about. Wait till he starts leaking stories to the press about her and goes on backround as a Councilmember. What a dirtbag !

12:18 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Huh? Gioia was pretty loyal to Giff.

4:22 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Andy Lanza is too nice to be on anyone's shit list. He is a Republican and only two stipends are available to minority party, there are 3 Republicans and the Republicans decide who gets em.

9:03 PM


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