So Schenkler and Sanchez both endorsed Liz Crowley this week. Why? Because they were told to. No surprise, really. The official reason from both papers is that she will work well with unions (she has lots of experience banging the union boss. I wonder if McLaughlin bought her expensive baubles with the kids' money he stole.)
QC fans are scratching their heads:
I'm sure you're going to be all over this but the Queens "Ledger" endorsed Liz Crowley.
All I can say is I've heard her speak in public twice, watched her on television once, and talked with her briefly one-on-one a couple of times and if there are hidden depths there I sure couldn't plumb them. She's so unrelievedly second rate that friends who don't even live in the district and couldn't care less about the election are ready to come hand out fliers for Ober.
The same goes for Como, whom the "Ledger" also fawns over for some reason. If these two massive inadequacies are the best the major parties can come up with then partisan democracy has aborted in Queens.
Keep up the good work!
The reason the Ledge loves those 2 so much is because they went to their round table discussion and not to the debate they promised to go to, hosted by a group that Walter Sanchez hates, as evidenced by the mention he gives them in his editorial.
Thankfully, we also have the Forum West, which isn't drinking the Crowley Kool-Aid...
Forum West editorial:
Why Crowley Can’t Go to the Council
Watching Crowley on the debate front is truly a treat for anyone who is in need of a good laugh. She claims to have a Master’s degree in urban planning, but in fact the only thing she has been able to truly master is answering a question without anything remotely resembling the right answer. She has labeled herself an environmentalist because she drives a hybrid and has named Tony Avella as the “worst NYC Councilman ever,” apparently forgetting about sex abuser Dennis Gallagher. Over the Memorial Day weekend she flooded a parade to honor war dead with her campaign literature and spoke through the entire ceremony.
You might ask yourself, “What could be in her head?” We can answer that one for you. Nothing. In fact the notion that she could even be a consideration for public office is truly frightening. Her election would be enough to cause property value in the community to plummet.
Forum West Op-Ed:
Are You Smarter Than A Fifth Grader?
She is being backed by the Democratic machine that pumps Queens County Dems and is coincidentally headed up by Dizzy Lizzy’s cousin, Congressman Joe Crowley. So in this case of the “fish stinks from the head down,” it is plain as day that on both Democratic and Republican sides of the coin, backing was given to Elizabeth Crowley and Anthony Como without any consideration to either of the other candidates or their merits. The arrogance of party leaders made a determination as to who the supported candidate would be without a consideration of others seeking the seat.
Glad that someone in the press not only "gets it" but also prints it!