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Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Winners & Losers

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Speaker Quinn is approaching her one month anniversary. Committee posts have been decided, lulus inflated, bosses pleased, favors curried, lobbyists promised ... and on and on ...

We just want to know the winners and losers. Who's up, who's down? Who's in, who's out?

You tell us. Tell us in the comments section or tell us by email at

We'll publish the results next week. Stay tuned!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

seems like quinn was a winner.

6:23 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fidler and Brooklyn members aligned wiht him and Vito Lopez. They all got treated well while the deBlasio faction in Brooklyn was treated poorly [except of course for deBlasio]. Fidler clearly has the Speaker's ear and trust. deBlasio with the same title clearly does not.
The kitchen cabinet: Fidler, Comrie, Oddo. Next level: Reyna, Jackson.
big losers: Mike Nelson and Tish James who join Sanders in the Chateau Bow Wow. Nelson lost his committee, his coveted front row seat, and was the only member to manage to have his lulu reduced. James had nothing and will get nothing. Sanders obviously lost a powerful post.

10:55 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

ALthough this sounds fairly accurate for now, what, pray tell, is brewing over in Brooklyn? I'm referring to the Blyn Boro Caucus leadership brew ha ha?

...And,then on a somber note, the Council has had to grapple with the impact of the highly incompetent ACS leadership on the lives and deaths of children. At least here, the Speaker and the Council Members who showed up to the hearing were able to momentarily put aside the pettiness of inter Council Member relations and deak with these serious issues. I think here, Quinn, General Welfare Committee Chair de Blasio and General Welfare Committee Member Brewer may be able to help effectuate changes in the ACS protocols, even though the latter two were not with Quinn in her Speaker campaign.

3:48 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Quinn is the BIG winner. However, Brooklyn's new leader Vito Lopez, is also, a big winner. He has put Brooklyn back on the political map. Brooklyn gains in leadership and on committee assignments is a plus.

Now, the Spitzer's and the Clintons will come to Brooklyn and seek the county's support. Befor Vito no one wanted to be associated with Brooklyn. The relationship between Brooklyn and Queens will be good for both Boroughs, Thank You Vito Lopez!

2:28 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tish thinks she can make up with Quinn and Lopez, but she has nothing to offer them. She may have finally realized that the delegation will not accept her as a cochair. Why should they? She is not exactly one to trust with anything.

9:20 PM


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