Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Hooray for Hiram!

Councilman/Senator-in-waiting Hiram Monserrate publicly declared his opposition to Mayor Bloomberg's term limits extension bill this afternoon, bringing the "no" tally to 20.

Make That 20

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Good deal - Hiram may already know the 3 terms amendment will not sit well with the majority of the people whom will not be steamrolled on this issue.

Wade Nichols said...

Monserrate's stance is admirable, but I don't think he's the sort of person you'd want on "our team" opposing Bloomberg.

It's a bit like saying, "Great, Joe Stalin and the Russians are on our side against Hitler and the Germans!"

Nate Clements said...

Wow, Wade, what do you mean by that, for curiosity's sake? so many ways i can take that comment.

Wade Nichols said...

Perhaps a bit of a harsh analogy, Monserrate's obviously not comparable to Stalin, but he's no saint either. He has his own "slush fund" problems. See here:

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/19/nyregion/
19libre.html?_r=1&oref=slogin&ref=nyregion&pagewanted=print

Wade Nichols said...

And also, I don't wish to compare Bloomberg to Hitler either.

Anonymous said...

Didn't i see a thing on him in the times on sunday.

Mike said...

I noticed that you praised Monserrate for his vote, yet you minimized Como's vote by adding a (finally). I think you should leave your personal agenda aside and give credit to those who have stood up to the mayor.

Queens Crapper said...

Sorry, I expect more from my own councilman than "undecided." And I will comment how I see fit, being this is America and all. But thanks for your input.