Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Zeroing in on Sais
Both male district leaders in AD 26, Evan Stavisky and Michael Sais, have been absent from participating in community functions for as long as they’ve been elected. But who exactly are they? Michael Sais, who once worked for the Parkside Group, is presently the chief-of-staff for Senator Michael Gianaris of Astoria, who is also a client of the Parkside Group and a former Albany roommate to Stavisky who founded the firm.
Evan Stavisky does not live in Queens, he lives in Rockland County and Michael Sais has moved around Queens chasing rumors of open seats more times than someone in witness protection.
This is not breaking news. For a long time it has always been a topic of interest in political circles, a running joke of epic proportion. Outside analysts and commentators have even accused community members of being silent, until now. Sais has been registered to vote in College Point, Bayside, Bell Blvd. even Auburndale. Landlords loved him. He was never home.
Hey, I agree wholeheartedly with your analysis, but several firms do the same thing with regards to lobbying the people they represent during campaigns. Until the law changes, that aspect of politics won't. And we all know it's in everyone's best interest to maintain the status quo.