Talks, Though Not Necessarily Good Ones


Here’s Sheldon Silver after yesterday’s marathon round of meetings with Assembly Democrats to discuss whether they should ignore recommendations made by an independent screening panel and instead elect someone from their own conference as state comptroller. That would set the stage for a major fight with the governor, who is known for his tough negotiating tactics.

A reporter asked Silver if he was threatened by the governor about the consequences of going around the panel.

Silver’s non-answer answer was simply that he and the governor had spoken numerous times.

I wonder what those calls were like.

— Azi Paybarah Talks, Though Not Necessarily Good Ones