Clarence Convicted

The Brooklyn Democratic leader has been found guilty on all three counts.

Which, among other things, opens a frantic scramble to replace him at the head of his badly damaged organization.

Two names that come up: Darryl Towns and Joe Bova.

UPDATE:Just reached Bova, the chief of South Brooklyn’s Stars and Stripes club, who hadn’t yet heard the news. After a long pause, he pronounced himself “shocked.” Then he said, “I would be interested – we’ll have to see what the party rules call for now.”