No Gaspard in Queens Tonight

I and a few other reporters were looking forward to attending Greg Meeks’ event tonight in Queens, where the list of honored guests includes Patrick Gaspard, the House aide whose reported attempt to convince David Paterson not to run in 2010 caused such chaos recently.

Gaspard, who is working on a health care bill and keeping an eye on races in New Jersey and Virginia, will not be at the event, according to a source.