With Primary Elections in New York City and New Jersey weeks away it’s the season for political jerk-offs, and so far we’ve witnessed our share. I’m not talking about the candidates. I’m talking about the operatives.
That’s me, for over a decade now. I’ve done just about every campaign job there is, from yard sign putter-upper to campaign manager for several Congressmen. Campaign staffers have always been arrogant. They wouldn’t work 90 hours a week for no/low pay if they didn’t believe that their ideas were somehow reflected in the candidate’s plans. And since the dawn of campaigns there have been lowly interns and junior staffers who played Carville and Rove and wondered why their strategies weren’t being implemented. And for just as long there have been higher ups on campaigns telling these kids to shut the hell up, eat their free pizza, and do what they’re told.
The Times‘s Joe Nocera has finally gotten his chance to shine during the current News of the World scandal, intoning last week that Rupert Murdoch’s Wall Street Journal had been characterized by lack of ethics and “weirdly, sometimes surprisingly unsophisticated coverage of business” and going yet further today. “There is something undeniably rich Read More
In response to charges by three former employees that Goldman Sachs treats women unfairly, former Goldman partner and known woman Jacki Zehner today penned a Bloomberg op-ed in defense of her old firm.
The lawsuit alleges among other things that an unnamed Goldman employee pinned one plaintiff, Cristina Chen-Oster, against a wall, kissing Read More
Yesterday, the New York Daily News endorsed Andrew Cuomo for governor, choosing to “cut to the chase,” as they said, because of the weakness of the candidates on the right.
Consequently, Andrew Cuomo’s name appears infrequently in the newspaper’s endorsement of him. The endorsement actually feels more like venting — specifically, venting Read More