Saturday, May 25, 2013

Another unholy alliance: Vallone & Liu

From the Politicker:

Queens Councilman Peter Vallone Jr. is a self-proclaimed conservative Democrat, a sharp-tongued proponent of stop-and-frisk and a perpetual thorn in the side of the borough’s Democratic establishment. John Liu is perhaps the most left-wing candidate in the mayoral race, in favor of abolishing the controversial anti-crime tactic and was once a darling of the Queens Democratic Party.

Yet Mr. Liu, the city comptroller running for mayor, and Mr. Vallone, who is running for borough president, may form a seemingly unlikely alliance that could further both of their ambitions.

The two Democrats have been in discussion about a plan to endorse each other, help carry petitions for each other and aid in pulling votes from certain constituencies, according to several Queens Democratic insiders familiar with their plans.

“Nothing’s set yet and I am weighing my options when it comes to mayoral endorsements,” Mr. Vallone told Politicker this afternoon when reached for a response. “But certainly, I would absolutely be considering the only candidate from Queens County.”

Mr. Liu is extremely popular in the Asian community and, with no Asian candidates in the borough president’s race, the large Queens voting bloc is up for grabs. Mr. Vallone, whose dad was a storied institution in Astoria, has his own loyal following, potentially bolstering Mr. Liu’s standing in the neighborhood.

“I think John Liu is going to help Peter Vallone in a big way in Flushing and with the Asian community,” said one insider. “What is John Liu’s option at this point? He needs someone to get petitions, signatures and share the costs–it’s very expensive.”

Though far apart politically on many issues, Mr. Vallone said he and Mr. Liu have long been friends, riding motorcycles and wave runners together.


Gary the Agnostic said...

Like a true nature's child, we were born, born to be wild...

Anonymous said...

Vallone could definitely get a boost from Liu if he delivers his Flushing Chinatown constituency. But nobody in Vallone's block is going to vote for John Liu because of this unholy coalition.

Liu is the worst of the worst.

Anonymous said...

Vallone is smart. He knows Liu hasn't a chance of making mayor. But Vallone will leach off of the Asian community to get some cheap votes anyway.

The Flushing Phantom said...

Mr. Vallone clearly wants some of Liu and friends' laundered Taiwanese money as well as Asiatic votes..

Anonymous said...

Vallone endorsing Liu would be like a 4 year old trying to shave with a Sweeney Todd style cut throat razor.

"Junior" Vallone might gain some Oriental votes, but will soon after be hemorrhaging by losing the non Asian votes.

Nobody likes Liu but his Taiwanese cronies.

NO...I don't think Vallone will endorse Liu.
It's not the smart move...and those Vallones are very very street smart!
Pete Jr. just using Liu as his rickshaw puller.

And Liu is so desperate, trying to save face, to even realize that.

Face up to're cooked like a Peiking duck old boy! Bring on the duck sauce.

Jerry Rotondi said...

It's too early in the morning for me to laugh too hard.

Liu and Vallone--
how will that improve either candidate's chances of winning?

Opium smoking can conjure up some very strange pipe dreams. Can you imagine those two puffing together after the big motorcycle race?

Now I will laugh. LOL!

Anonymous said...

Now that I've learned that it appears as though Vallone and Liu both ride motorcycles with exhaust pipes illegally modified so as to make as much of a racket as possible in this already noisy enough city, there's no chance in hell I'd ever vote for either of them.

Bikes like these are just "grown up" versions of those plastic lawnmower push toys that children use to irritate the crap out of their parents who were dumb enough to buy them in the first place.

These illegally modified bikes may seem acceptable in an open, sparsely populated rural setting but they have absolutely no business in this city - especially now that packs of them meet up via social media and then tool around on Queens Boulevard, Woodhaven Boulevard and elsewhere.

I guess they think it makes them look real bad ass to do this but all it actually does is reveal how desperately impotent and insecure they all feel about their own manhood.

So yup, ain't never gonna vote for Vallone or Liu now.

Thanks for lettin' me know, Crappy!

Anonymous said...

Grow up already.

Anonymous said...

don't kid yourself - those two are buddies all the back.

Now if Flushing Chinatown gets wind that its open season for development, Vallone will pull in a tremendous amount of money and support from them.

No one in Astoria will support Liu who at this point is on life support.

If you want to stop Vallone, voting for Tony will NOT do the trick by itself - Tony IS the best, but he does not have the broad support needed to win.

Face it.

They way to stop this nitwit?

Dog Vallone every chance you get. Yes you will have to get involved - no one will do it for you - things that people from Queens are loath to do unless there is a 10 story building already up in their back yard.

By then its too late.

Throw his record at him - again and again. Every time he shows up in your community, ask him about development, his community board that is so out to lunch that it has spawned its own parody site, the slipping quality of life in his community, his repulsive record on community preservation, his juvenile tweets, his kowtowing to the hookah lounges, his behavior during the blackout, and yes, the noisy motorcycle scene in his district that has the community on edge.

Be relentless.

Do it in front of cameras and press. Gleefully share your experience with Crappy.

This guy has daddy's organization behind him but he lacks fire in his belly, gets rattled easily, and fortunately ain't the sharpest knife in the drawer.

It will not take much for you to paint him into being the 'Queens Clown in the Corner' that this joke deserves to be.

And once you have done that, breath a sign of relief because you have done your family, your community, and Queens a great service.

Tony will be back in four years giving him plenty of time to build borough-wide support.

georgetheatheist said...

Sleazy Riders.

Anonymous said...

Yeah sure, born to be wild. Liu went to bronx science and became an actuary. Vallone jr. used to step into astoria park and get his ass kicked. His father once had the cops close down the park for the summer cause he got beat up. Yeah two real tough guys.

Anonymous said...

Look at the par of them...born to be wild.

Mid life crisis on a Harley.

Jerry Rotondi said...

Marlon Brando wannabees!
Two royal ass wussies!

Anonymous said...

I'd like to see Liu riding on the handlebars
of Pete's cycle, like the little girly man that he is.

Anonymous said...

Give Liu a motor scooter.

This "mayoral candidate" will be delivering Chinese stir fry after November.

How do you say "goodbye Mr Comptroller" in Mandarin?

Anonymous said...

It wouldn't suprise if they are truly friends. Similar in age, both in politics, both from connected families. They probably ended up at many of the same functions as teens because of their families.

Anonymous said...

People people people

Liu used to live across the street from follow the buck chuck of cb7, you know Paulie v's bitch since forever

Chuck currently house sits the former Liu residence that Johnny uses as a residence for his political ambitions

In other words Vallone and Liu are definitely "connected".