Thursday, October 29, 2009

We're stuck with Quinn as speaker for 4 more years

From Chelsea Now:

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn’s blink-and-you-missed-it endorsement of mayoral candidate William Thompson just eight days before the election should be enough for Council Democrats to deliver her back to the top spot, sources said.

“The speaker’s leadership in the City Council is secure; it was never in jeopardy,” acknowledged Brooklyn Councilmember Letitia James, a strident voice against the legislative overturning of term limits that Quinn helped engineer last year. “An endorsement is an endorsement, despite its tepidity. At least [Quinn] mentioned his name, and even went further and added two additional sentences,” she quipped of the unenthusiastic thumbs-up, which came during a question-and-answer session with reporters following a press conference on healthy eating in city schools. “So we’ll accept it, and we’ll run with it, and we look forward to the next four years with her as our leader.”

The back and forth between Quinn and Thompson helps explain why even her staff seemed confused as to the endorsement’s timing, with one Council employee intimating last week that the announcement would come before the weekend.

Still, the last-minute tip of the cap should be enough to boost Quinn, regardless of any lingering enmity between her, Thompson and Council Democrats. “I’ve spoken to a number of members, and I believe I speak for a majority of members here in this body,” James said. “Her leadership is secure.”

12 comments:

italian girl said...

Nooooooooooo.

I'm starting to feel like we're in the middle of a real bad movie.

Kevin Walsh said...

Bloomberg has cowed Democrats, even as far up as the White House, into tepid endorsements (or none whatsoever; where's Andrew?) for their mayoral candidate. I have never seen this before.

www.forgotten-ny.com

kingb said...

my day is officially ruined

looking forward to joining the millions of others (form your other post) who flee this city

steve said...

What the hell is wrong with Leticia James?! There is something else at play here. I don't understand how anybody could want the lapdog back again to spew the mayors bullshit agendas while flashing that disgusting little smile. Especially Leticia....

Anonymous said...

Quinn's talented tongue has touched many a politicians' ass...among other things.

Why the big surprise?

She wants to remain a dominant top rather than return to the submissive bottom of obscurity!

steve said...

Also, is there anybody even running against the leprachaun in the general election??

kingb said...

i'd like to give a big FU to all the idiots in her district who voted her back for a THIRD TERM

Anonymous said...

Please, somebody Dump This Dyke. She has to go. People have a short memory. Remember the slush fund fiasco? What happened with that? No investigation, no trial. She got a free pass. Another crook in government. There has to be someone better than her to be the speaker. Anybody?

Suzannah B. Troy artist said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BTmdtPVTdoA
Watch her being booed with her head bowed so low it is shocking.

She is a sell-out who does not represent the people of New York. She acts like she works for Mike's private empire.

I can't imagine four more years of Mike and his puppet.

Mayor Mike said...

Are you picking on my Quimm?

Anonymous said...

Mayor Mike said...
Are you picking on my Quimm?

Why not? Everyone else does.

Hairy Truman said...

Mayor Mike said...
Are you picking on my Quimm?

Why not? Everyone else does.
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I didn't think it was such a pubic issue!