The Next Gifford Miller

Everybody seems to want Gifford Miller‘s job.

A couple of the contenders for City Council Speaker, Lew Fidler and Bill de Blasio, turned up at the Highway Democratic Club in deep South Brooklyn last night. Just a bit before de Blasio’s entrance, one of their colleagues, Dominic Recchia, introduced Fidler as “the next speaker,” engendering a bit of muttering among de Blasio partisans. (For the record, the other two names we keep hearing are Comrie and Quinn.)

Hank Sheinkopf, who was honored at the Brooklyn event, had this to say:

“Anybody who says they can predict the outcome of the next speaker’s race is just an idiot.”