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Sunday, January 01, 2006

Times Salutes Miller

For the Most Part

To ring in the New Year, the edit heads at the Times give a shout-out to outgoing Council Speaker Gifford Miller - who just so happens to be vacationing right now.

On the plus side, the Times has this to say of Miller's tenure:

... Mr. Miller deserves to be remembered for exercising strong and creative leadership at moments when the mayor's executive ambitions needed a restraining hand.

And on the not-so-plus side, the Times reminds us that:

Among Mr. Miller's strengths was his ability to see all sides of an issue, but sometimes this led to indecision, and he seemed not to understand how he annoyed everyone by sitting on the fence forever, as he did before supporting the lead paint bill and opposing the West Side stadium. His deliberate style also hurt him when he did not move quickly enough to pursue sexual harassment charges against Allan Jennings, a council member from Queens.

Either way, no matter where you fall on Miller's tenure, you can can read the piece in its entirety here.


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