From the Queens Chronicle:
“Politically, what I am about to do is dumb,” Sanders said of the $750,000 of his discretionary spending he allocated to the school venture. “Politically, this is not the smartest move, but principles have to be more important.
Although his audience could not directly help him in his pursuit of re-election in District 31 this fall, they will at least join him for a ribbon-cutting ceremony in September. SCA officials said the library renovation should be complete in time for the 2009-2010 school year.
“This is a political year,” Community Board 13 District Manager Lawrence McClean said to the students, backing Sanders’ nonpolitical assertion. “Politicians take their money and see where the votes were. This is a school. You’re not voting here.”
Is anyone else just a little surprised that a Council Member and Community Board District Manager can sound this utterly stupid? Oh wait...this is Queens. Nevermind.