From the NY Times:
“So much for the Obama effect,” said Rance Huff, Mr. Comrie’s chief of staff. Mr. Comrie had just declared victory at the Guy R. Brewer United Democratic Club, the headquarters of the Queens party establishment, where paid campaigners, impatient for their cash, raised such a ruckus that someone called the police.
Later, though, Mr. Comrie’s staff members acknowledged that the challengers had forced them to campaign harder than ever before — and that in the process, they had gotten such an earful that the councilman planned to overhaul the way he communicated with the public.
“I was not happy with the level of reaction I got from people who felt they didn’t have a connection to the office,” Mr. Comrie said. Some, he said, had asked for help and had been disappointed, but many more simply knew little about their councilman.
The race even roused Archie Spigner, 81, the area’s political éminence grise who was elected its councilman in 1974 and served until 2002, when Mr. Comrie, his protégé, succeeded him. Mr. Spigner now concedes that the Brewer club needs to bring in a new generation, though he is not sure how to find young people who care about politics.
Friday, October 30, 2009
Trying to light a political spark in St. Albans
Posted by Queens Crapper at 12:15 AM
Labels: Archie Spigner, democrats, Leroy Comrie, St. Albans
I would suggest he starts demanding schools in that area teach kids how to read write and speak English not Ghetto.
though he is not sure how to find young people who care about politics.
Mr. Comrie had just declared victory at the Guy R. Brewer United Democratic Club, the headquarters of the Queens party establishment, where paid campaigners, impatient for their cash, raised such a ruckus that someone called the police.
At the end of campaigns, they always run out of money. Try talking to the Thompson campaign. when will the people canvassing for him get paid? it's a shadow organization that's really the Working Families Party
Sadly, most voters in St. Albans are tweeded into voting for incumbents.
So they get what they deserve, with Tom White, Malcolm Smith, and other failed leaders.
This year, the local pastors are spellbound by Bloomberg. Perhaps some day, the voters of southeast Queens will gain the political maturity to think independently.
I think Tweed and all its forms, -ing, -ed, -er ETC should be defined once and for all on the front page of the blog for reference sake
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