Sunday, September 13, 2009
Vallone family's dynasty likened to the Kennedys
From the Daily Politics:
A reader forwarded over this full-page ad for Queens Council candidate Paul Vallone that features a quote from Mark Green that links the Vallone family to another (rather more prominent) dynastic Democratic family: The Kennedys.
"It's a good thing...the Kennedys in America and the Vallones in NYC - both are dedicated to helping working families," Green is quoted as saying. (He's identified as "Public Advocate Mark Green, even though he doesn't currently hold that title - although he is trying to get it back).
Actually, the full quote, which Green made when he and Vallone endorsed one another in June, was:
"And to cynics, I regard it as a good thing that he comes from a family dedicated to the well-being of our City. I have no problem with the Kennedys in America or the Vallones in NYC - both are dedicated to helping working families survive and thrive."
An interesting quote to employ, considering all the press surrounding the recent death of Sen. Ted Kennedy. The ad is from yesterday's Times Ledger, but I'm told it's also appearing in the Queens Tribune.
I got the screenshot from the Queens Times.
I wonder why he thinks a comparison to the Kennedys, an endorsement from Bloomberg and a lame quote of his own will get him votes. I also wonder how Mark Green has the cojones to put Vallone's lame lobbying lawyering tweeding family in the same league with a president and two senators. Sadly, Green is the front-runner in the public advocate race.