“The extreme wing of the Republican Party is making a big mistake with their flat-out opposition to a short-term continuing resolution.”
–Rep. Michael Grimm on the federal budget and talk of a government shutdown.
[h/t Anna Sale]
“Carl wants to know where the money is.”
–Janic Fedarcyk, assistant Director-in-Charge of FBI’s NY office, quoting one of the defendants arrested today in the alleged bribery scheme involving Democratic State Senator Carl Kruger of Brooklyn.
“No office in the state has pursued public corruption more vigorously, or more successfully, than this office.”
–Preet Bharara, making an unambiguous claim after announcing the arrest of 8 people, including a Democratic state Senator, Democratic Assemblyman and noted lobbyist.
“You always really have to think about the middle-class…They work their asses off.”
–Donald Trump, in a wide-ranging interview with NY1.
“We have virtual agreement on the issues in the ethics law with the governor.”
–Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, signaling what would be a major breakthrough on a key component of Governor Cuomo’s ambitious agenda.
“You think I’m a softie…You think I’m a softie?”
–Governor Andrew Cuomo when questioned about how vociferously he’ll push for his ambitious agenda. [via Celste Katz]
“To change the topic, any thoughts on Picasso’s Blue Period?”
–writer for Paris Review, during Michael Bloomberg’s March 2 press conference at the Armory Art Show.
“This isn’t newsgathering; it’s titillating gossip…Perhaps the article was more about Bloomberg LP’s juggernaut appetite for market share on Dow Jones’s turf. Shame the jets were caught in the crossfire.”
–Nigel Moll of Business Aviation, on the WSJ story about Bloomberg’s jet-setting habits.
“CityTime, for example, is only doing 175,000 employees out of 300[,000], and we’re ahead of schedule. We said it would be done by June, and last time I checked in two weeks ago, we’re way ahead of schedule.”
–Bloomberg, during a Q&A in Brooklyn today, paying rare compliment to Read More