Monday, October 27, 2014

Council members quiet about Noerdlinger

From the Queens Chronicle:

When it comes to the controversy surrounding Rachel Noerdlinger, chief of staff to Mayor de Blasio’s wife, Chirlane McCray, the vast majority of city lawmakers from Queens have nothing to say.

Asked on Monday whether they support Noerdlinger’s continued employment as McCray’s top aide, only three of the 14 City Council members from Queens would answer the question.

Three more said they had no comment and the other eight did not even acknowledge being asked. Councilman Antonio Reynoso (D-Brooklyn), whose Brooklyn district also includes much of Ridgewood, was not queried.

All 14 from Queens were asked the same question in the same manner, via emails to their main spokespersons: “Do you support the continued employment of Rachel Noerdlinger as chief of staff to First Lady Chirlane McCray, and why or why not?”

The first to respond, and the only one to do so on Monday, was Councilman Rory Lancman (D-Fresh Meadows).

“I don’t care who Rachel Noerdlinger dates, lives with or marries, and as long as she pays those parking tickets asap I don’t oppose her continued employment as the first lady’s chief of staff,” Lancman said in an email.

“Only our First Lady could evaluate Rachel Noerdlinger’s capability to serve as her chief of staff,” Councilman Daneek Miller (D-St. Albans) said. “In my experience with Rachel, however, I have found her to be both personable and intelligent. Her track record before arriving at City Hall was admirable, and her work continues to be so.”

Councilman Mark Weprin (D-Oakland Gardens) said, “I do not think that employees should be blamed for the behavior of their significant others. As long as she is doing a good job as the First Lady’s Chief of Staff, she should stay.”

The spokespersons for Councilmembers Julissa Ferreras (D-East Elmhurst), Costa Constantinides (D-Astoria) and Jimmy Van Bramer (D-Sunnyside) said the lawmakers would have no comment.

The other eight did not respond at all to either the first email asking the question or two follow-up emails labeled “friendly reminders.”

Brian Browne, the assistant vice president for government relations at St. John’s University and an adjunct professor of government and politics there, said the silence is likely due to the lawmakers’ desire to stay on de Blasio’s good side.


Anonymous said...

And yet he fired Lis Smith due to her relationship with Spitzer. This mayor is nothing more than a cuckold for his lesbian wife, Sharpton, and black people in general. What a divisive doosh of a mayor we have. :facepalm:

Anonymous said...

Anyone want to bet if the exact same scenario happened to a white man or woman they would have been fired already and would be brought up on charges?

Its Deblazio's bizzaro world where the minorities can do no wrong.

Anonymous said...

The Queens Chronicle asked our Council an unfair question as neither Mrs deBlasio nor Noerdlinger have any business being on the City payroll in the first place.

Anonymous said...

bigger question: Why does the mayors wife need a staff anyway???? And why does the public have to pay for it???

Anonymous said...

...and those aren't his children either.

Anonymous said...

So, she lies on official paperwork about living with an ex con, she is proud to be dating an ex con who hates the police and the laws of the land, she lies on more paperwork so she could live in New Jersey and not in the city she is supposed to make better because her son has a "substantial injury" (yet he can play football), and she has no problem driving around recklessly in a car reeking of marijuana that she also feels like she does not need to pay parking tickets for.

Sounds like we have a future politician who will be running very soon for elected office in NYC and will be elected by an overwhelming majority by brain dead New Yorkers.

JQ said...

the cowardice of these elected officials is astounding

they speak,in this case don't speak of her like she is some kind of gangsta or mafiaso,instead of two-bit,half-wit thug riding the coattails of a woman who aspires to be a lame version of Michelle Obama.
and getting paid 100 grand to do it.

Rachel is a sociopath piece of shit that will do herself in hopefully.But for now this is going to enable a lot more dishonesty and wanton criminal behavior by not only the people roaming the halls of city govt. but on the streets as well.Its already happening.


Anonymous said...

She is an overpaid social secretary. find out why the job was open and why the original social secretary for the mayor's wife was bumped from the job.

m.h. said...

As for his wife, I also want to know why she needs a social secretary who makes 100 grand a year and why she is even on the payroll.
Second question: Aren't city employees required to live in the city they work in? If so, why is Ms. N. living in New Jersey? Is there a warrant out for her boyfriend?