Headline of the Day: “Poll: Christine Quinn Is a Terrible Front-Runner.”
Second Place: “Weiner Top Banana in New Poll.”
At a mayoral forum last night, former Congressman Anthony Weiner was confronted by a woman distressed over her losing her home and begging for his future mayoral administration to take action. Mr. Weiner replied, “Madam, all I can say is hang on ‘til January. Help is on the way.”
New York Post columnist Michael Goodwin thoroughly approves of Andrew Cuomo‘s new Moreland commission, which the governor insists will be “As serious as a heart attack.” He further said the body will be thoroughly investigating Albany lawmakers: “We want to see who gives you money, the legislation you introduce and your member items.”
Forget stop-and-frisk, what is Mayor Michael Bloomberg‘s rat policy? From the Daily News op-ed section today: “The Bloomberg administration’s plan to ratchet up composting has thus reignited rat fears, as well as rat fearmongers. We should not fear rats, per se, in our noble endeavor to compost. But at the same time, the rat threat should not be brushed aside by an administration always focused on the numbers.”
Current Council candidate and former Assemblyman Vito Lopez may be politically toxic at the moment, but the nonprofit empire he built is still receiving government dollars. To wit, Ridgewood Bushwick Senior Citizens Council, the heart of Mr. Lopez’s political base, reportedly got $421,964 in discretionary spending from Councilmen Erik Dilan and Steve Levin in the latest budget (Mr. Levin says he only gave $9,000).
While Public Advocate Bill de Blasio clearly feels that small business fines are his winning issue; he’s set to call for the firing of Consumer Affairs commissioner Jonathan Mintz over an alleged quota system of fining. “The people of this city have been lied to, and now the truth is finally coming to light. There have to be consequences,” Mr. de Blasio ominously warned.