Saturday, April 12, 2008

Pete & Mike working out a deal

Queens Democrats have floated a plan that could usher Assemblyman Michael Gianaris into the City Council a year early and perhaps lead to his becoming speaker.

The plan envisions Councilman Peter Vallone Jr. resigning this year, forcing the mayor to call a special election.

Gianaris would then run for the seat and - if he wins - enter the Council a year ahead of his colleagues elected in 2009.

Democrats plan for Vallone's exit

Rumors of the plan have been swirling recently, with one version of the scenario appearing last week in Crain's Insider. It reported that Queens Democratic bosses wanted to prevent party infighting between Vallone, Councilman Leroy Comrie and Assemblywoman Audrey Pheffer in the borough president's race.

Vallone would run for the Assembly, while Pheffer would be tapped for beep and Comrie as her deputy, according to Crain's.


Taxpayer said...

Anything to avoid competing for votes.

Like Hillary each believe he is entitled to remain on the public payroll without ever having to answer to a single voter.

Naturally, the Republicans are OK with this, just as long as they are allowed to eat scraps.

Anonymous said...

I hope he does to the city the same damage he did to his community.

Let the calibre of talent, and the level of sleeze in the local clubhouse stand before the entire city.

This would be the first step to get rid of it.

Anonymous said...

CB1 the community board from hell.

Anonymous said...

Isn't there anyone out there that wants to run against these slugs? It's time to flush the toilet of all these people that just shift to a new political job when their time runs out. We need new blood and new ideas. Power corrupts and these idiots are all corrupt. Voters -- Wake Up! Try voting for the underdog -- Someone new that just might make your community and city better for all of us. Truth in Government -- What a Concept? Will anyone running embrace this?

Anonymous said...

If you read the Forum West (and you should) the Op-Ed headline "Voters Can't Vote Themselves Out Of A Paper Bag" says it all.

Too many people are like sheep.