You know what, Eric, you were kinda funny before with your plastic smile and fake passion for the issues of the downtrodden, but you're really getting on my nerves now.
Politician: Returning troops deserve first shot at jobs
"By virtue of their service and their sacrifice for their country, these veterans deserve a helping hand," said City Councilman Eric Gioia (D-Queens), calling on city agencies to set aside or create full-time jobs for vets.
Programs that set aside jobs for specific groups of people have been struck down as unconstitutional by federal courts...
So you are already aware that this can't be done legally, but it sounds good for you to say it on TV, right? Hey Doorman: We've been at war in Afghanistan since October 2001, before you even took office. You just identified this as an issue now, and only after you got bored complaining about Darfur and food stamps?
"We literally have soldiers returning who have led people into battle," Gioia said. "They're incredibly heroic, but they've never worn a suit to work. That's the transition they need."
If lack of a suit is the problem, then give 'em yours, since it's empty. Have you solved even one constituent problem in all these years? My friends in Sunnyside say no.
Photo from the Observer.