Thursday, January 10, 2013

Johnny won't quit!

From the NY Observer:

Earlier tonight, Comptroller John Liu held a birthday party extravaganza at the renowned Jing Fong dim sum restaurant in Manhattan’s Chinatown. It was quite the affair, featuring a number of speakers, a packed crowd, a massive display of balloons, a gigantic American flag-themed birthday cake and even a celebrity impersonator. The event, which doubled as a fundraiser for his expected mayoral campaign, also served as a teaser for the expected electoral effort.

“2013 is going to be a year of change, a year of change in the City of New York, the greatest city in the world!” Mr. Liu declared in a policy-laden speech outlining his plans to achieve greater economic equality in the five boroughs while deftly avoiding directly announcing his intention to run for mayor. “We’ve got a lot of ideas. We’ve got the will to start this campaign and to win this campaign. And 2013 will be a year of change and with all of your support, I know we’re going to get there.”

Then came the “big” announcement.

“Now that 2013 is here, we’re going to make the big announcement very soon!” he shouted. “Tonight I’m announcing that we’re going to make an announcement soon!”

While Mr. Liu himself refused to specifically say what office he’s campaigning for, some officials and other speakers who introduced him expressed excitement about the comptroller taking the helm at Gracie Mansion next year.

“We all have to support him for this political journey,” Councilman Peter Koo declared. “In November, we’re going to have a new mayor!”

From the NY Post:

Political insiders say Liu has only a remote chance of emerging as the Democratic mayoral nominee, but would be a formidable contender if he sought another term as comptroller.

Liu has until June to make a final decision, since that's when all candidates for office this year have to hand in their nominating petitions.

But it seems like he's sealed the door on the drop-bak option.


Anonymous said...

Wait until the FBI pops all of those balloons behind him.

He'll learn what it's like to try and subvert USA election law, by bringing in laundered overseas Chinese money into his American political campaign.

Anonymous said...

This is a rally to raise his legal defense money...
being run under a "Liu for mayor" cover.

Maybe 10% goes into his campaign coffers, and the remaining 90% goes to his lawyers.

Anonymous said...

He must be taking opium to enhance his grand delusion.

You're cooked well done as roast pork!

Anonymous said...

It's amazing what contortions a Taiwanese born crook is willing to go through, just to save face.

He could be joining Jimmy Meng soon.

"KAM PI" (a Chinese toast), Mr. Comptroller. LOL!

Anonymous said...

If Liu loses any more hair,
he'll look like Hawaii Five Os, Wo Fat.

Anonymous said...

It will be a year of change for sure!
Get used to it Mr. Liu. Your career is through.

Anonymous said...

Bravado and bullshit won't change Liu's fate.

Goodbye mayoralty!

Only his delusional Chinese "supporters" believe he can still do something for them.

This was staged as a PR event.

"Happy birthday Mr. Jailbird, happy birthday to you".

Anonymous said...

This is a fine exhibition of graveyard humor!

Pomp and comedy can't postpone Liu's appointment with the grim political reaper!

That fickle bitch, "Politics", has dumped her lover.

Maybe he'll go back to Taipei and run for mayor there.

John Philip Sousa's ghost said...

Liu is filled with hot air,
just like the balloon backdrop behind him.

Both will wind up deflated soon!

"It's folds protect no tyrant crew".
Stars and prison stripes forever Johnny boy!

Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

the man has been reduced to political impotence.

Even a good dose of Viagra couldn't stiffen up his resolve for anything at this point !

"The party's's time to call it a day".
How pathetic this charade is.

Anonymous said...

You remember the old SNL sketch called "The Thing That Wouldn't Leave?"

Anonymous said...

He's got my vote. My type of politician.

Ching Chow said...

The same ole' fartin' around.

Anonymous said...

I have actually wondered what on earth this moron was thinking but poster two has it right

They wrote;This is a rally to raise his legal defense money...being run under a "Liu for mayor" cover. Maybe 10% goes into his campaign coffers, and the remaining 90% goes to his lawyers.

Right! Now it makes sense.

Anonymous said...

The man is a fool. He should get out of Dodge while the getting is good.

Or have they taken his passport away already?

Anonymous said...

Is he really a US citizen,
or are his papers artful Taiwanese forgeries?

Liu's deep down desire is to become the first Chinese-American president of the United States.

He jokingly said so at a press conference once.

Despite his signature rubber smile, I think he was dead serious about it!

Alan Gross said...

Let's not forget the remarks made almost 9 years ago at a CB#7 Community Board committee meeting. Liu was trying to use the race card in an inappropriate way!!!

Please read the video's narrative for a further explanation.

Anonymous said...

unless liu's indicted colleague's turn over, he will never be charged with a crime.

W.J.Clinton and partner in 1992 did not get charged, and Arkansas restaurant owner Charlie Trie "MONEY TREE" and 94 other Asian bundlers skipped the country ,QUICKLY.