From the Queens Tribune:
...allow me the privilege of dreaming and predicting for the New Year and future.
• Queens DA Richard Brown will announce that he will not seek a fifth term and retire after 20-plus years as DA and a 50-plus year career of public service. Brown will be saluted by the entire community, for his exemplary service with recognition from the Mayor, the Governor, Congress and more.
Contrary to speculation, Brown will not step down early to permit the appointment of an insider to replace him. Instead September 2011 will witness an exciting political mad scramble for this coveted position.
The speculation will include: Peter Vallone Jr, Mark Weprin, Mike Gianaris, Melinda Katz, Eric Gioia, and Grace Meng; on the Republican side, Dan Halloran will be the GOP’s clear choice.
The Dem Primary will be between Vallone Jr., Katz, and Gioia.
Vallone, campaigning as “The People’s Lawyer,” will win and go on to beat an energized effort by Dan Halloran to be elected as Queens DA.
Funny he should focus on this. Check out part of a recent chat between an insider and yours truly:
me: I wonder if that tire theft was a "message" to Vallone since it happened on his block. Maybe next time it will be his car.
insider: no way, the one thing about vallone is he's a gym rat...dude is a fucking ninja, and you know he probably has a gun instead of a pillow...fires off a warning shot every night before bed so every criminal within a 4 block radius knows what's up
me: so what happened last night?
insider: was probably at a fundraiser, or too busy begging dick brown to retire when his council term is up
me: HA HA HA
(Rest of conversation is classified for now.)
Now let's get back to Schenkler:
A heroic Andrew Cuomo will be mentioned as a possible 2012 Obama running mate.
Good lord, this is sounding less like a dream and more like a nightmare!