From the NY Observer:
Eyebrows are being raised in Queens Democratic circles today after word went out that Queens Councilman Peter Vallone Jr. was honored last night for a "leadership award" by the Queens Conservative Party.
Vallone is exploring a run for the Queens borough presidency or the district attorney after he is term-limited out in 2013.
"Why would he do that? This borough is 80 percent Democratic," said one borough pol.
Not the biggest Vallone fan but I find it kind of funny how "Democratic" now apparently means "flaming liberal" to the borough's party. There are people known as conservative Democrats. The fact that there are conservative council members representing parts of Queens that have registered Democrats outnumbering Republicans 4-1 should be a clue to the party that they need to embrace philosophies other than that of the far left.