From the NY Post:
It’s another one of those only-in-New York politics stories.
The daughter of a trailblazing political family is elected to the House of Representatives — just as the family patriarch gets ready to head to the, well, Big House.
Rep.-elect Grace Meng’s (D-Queens) “freshman orientation day” in Washington, DC, this week was bittersweet: Back home, her pioneering father, Jimmy Meng, was pleading guilty in a bribery case.
He’s looking at 20 years — a sad turnaround for the first Asian member of the state Assembly.
(Not that ethnicity necessarily had anything to do with it; Albany is an equal-opportunity destroyer of souls.)
Sadly, Grace Meng’s great day preparing for her first term in Congress next year will instead be memorable in a much more disappointing way: She’s become yet one more member of a politically connected Big Apple clan with a relative serving a term — behind bars.
Only in New York.