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 ...