Shining bright lights on backroom deals in the NYC body politic.

Wednesday, May 31, 2006

A Mean Green Fighting Machine

Come Again...??!?!?!?

So here's what the little shots would like to know:

Yesterday, embattled AG candidate Mark Green griped that party boss deals and threats cost him his support; and then went on to accuse the Cuomo machinery of threatening one East Side committee member with the loss of a valuable insurance contract.

Problem is, when pressed further to clarify his very public criminal accusation, the attorney-general-wannabe balked.

Apparently, all Mark could do was backtrack .... saying that it was a private contract, and a private conversation?!?!

Ahhh, we lovey the fresh smell of legal irony!!

Friday, May 19, 2006

Why Sylvia Friedman Should Lose!

Two Words: Shelly Silver!

Sources say that at last night's Tilden Democratic Club endorsement meeting, (s)elected East Side Assemblywoman Sylvia Friedman was giddy with anticipation for her June 6th fundraiser in Albany, which will be hosted by ... Assembly Speaker Shelly Silver.

Apparently, Friedman - whose version of reform probably escapes Victor Hugo - told a little tale about how she "wasn't sure how she was going to get along with Shelly Silver when she went up to Albany," but then assured the crowd that she has found him to be an incredibly affable, "charming" man. Phewwwww!

Kudos to Silver for doing what he does best; settin' the Assembly's pimps and hoes straight. In very short order he's managed to collar the likes of Jonathan Bing and now, Sylvia Friedman. Who's gonna be next?

Here's what the Daily Smith had to say...

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

We Luvvv The NYC Council

State This!

Perhaps love goes too far on the sarcasm scale, but ...

Here's the deal for tomorrow's Stated City Council Meeting:

First, Council Member Vallone will be re-re-re-introducing a bill for New York City to secede from the State; or at least to form a Commission that will look into said matter. We likey!

Second, Council Member Oddo will be triple-re-introducing a bill to prohibit the use of non-wooden bats. Apparently, they hurt less?!?!

Thirdly, our esteemed Public Advocate will be expressing her concerns by seeking to restrict the use of tanning beds in tanning salons. That is way too smart for us to understand...

Fourth, Council Member Fidler, he's looking into creating a joint taskforce on sidewalk maintenance. That's a JOINT TASKFORCE!

But all sarcasm aside, we do like Avella's direction. He'd like to prohibit elected officials (aight colleagues???) from using taxpayer funds for holiday, anniversary and congratulatory greetings in newspaper advertisements. TWO F*#KIN' THUMBS UP FROM US!

Suozzi to Silver & Bruno: YOU'RE FIRED!

A Man After Our Hearts

This just off the wire: gubernatorial candidate Tom Suozzi just called for the wholesale firing of Assembly Speaker Shelly Silver and Senate Majority Leader Joe Bruno.

"We must demand that the Speaker of the New York State Assembly and the Majority Leader of the New York State Senate be replaced, because they have failed to fight for the reforms that we seek," said Suozzi.

Nuf' freakin' said!

Now, we are curious ... Mr. Spitzer, what say you?

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Thug-Gate

Catch Him, If You Can!

Kimberley Strassel, Wall Street Journal edit head, thinks lil' Eliot has some explaining to do.

Here's how she starts her piece in today's Opinion Journal:

New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer appeared on Comedy Central late last year, admitting to host Stephen Colbert that as a kid he was the "enforcer" on the soccer team, the guy who "took people out." "You play hard, you play rough, and hopefully you don't get caught," he said. The AG was trying for a laugh, but it may have been one of the more revealing insights into his career...

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