Silver: The Number is Two

We’ve been wondering what it was, exactly, that Sheldon Silver was hoping to achieve by verbally menacing the independent comptroller screening panel today.

As it turns out, he has a very simple, concrete desire: that two of the five recommended candidates come from within the legislature.

Silver’s spokesman, Skip Carrier, called me to say, “The speaker would be surprised if we didn’t have at least two current assembly members among the five, so we don’t foresee any problems.”

Mssrs. Regan, McCall and Goldin: consider yourselves warned.

— Azi Paybarah

Silver: The Number is Two