From the NY Post:
Queens Democrats are apparently looking for a worthy successor to Rep. Gregory Meeks, who just last month was judged to be one of the most corrupt creatures in Congress.
Post reporters Isabel Vincent and Melissa Klein revealed Sunday that the Democratic county chairman, Rep. Joseph Crowley, convened a confab in September to coronate state Sen. Malcolm Smith for the seat.
Crowley, who makes no bones about living in the DC area, may not be up to date on the state of political play in Queens -- and thus may be unaware that Smith, like Meeks, is under federal investigation over a charity scam the two ran that made $30,000 in Hurricane Katrina aid money vanish.
Smith has done wrong for years, too -- but it looks like Crowley wants to give him a go. That would be bad for the country -- but par for the course for Queens.