What's It Worth Now-a-Days?
Apparently ... not so much.
The massive bloodletting at the Council, and especially the manner in which the blood was let, seems to be backfiring a bit on la Speaker and her not-yet-chucked Chief of Staff.
Winnie Hu of The New York Times writes in today's paper about Quinn's seemingly rushed attempt to clean up her mess. She held a marathon of morale boosting meetings yesterday with the witnesses to the massacre, those now left behind to serve at the pleasure of la Speaker. And we quote:
Ms. Quinn spent several hours meeting with every division at the Council's offices at 250 Broadway, across the street from City Hall, Council aides said. But when asked directly by a staff member, she refused to rule out additional action, said several people who attended the meetings.
And of the way the firings transpired, Hu had this to say:
The employees received hand-delivered letters, were locked out of their computers within the hour, and were told to leave by the end of the day.
Also worth noting: The Politicker logged in over 330 comments on the Quinn firings thread - the most comments ever for one posting (for at least as far back as we can remember).
And this blog has been on the receiving end of a vociferous and mixed bag of criticism and support for starting to publish a list of Quinn's axed political targets and new hires.
Which, btw, also led us to publish the public source of our salary information; which subsequently got an extraordinary number of hits.