Thursday, July 19, 2012

Status Quo from Quinn

Christine Quinn has a very sharp sense of what's good for Christine Quinn. That's why she enabled a third term for Mayor Bloomberg--it bought her one too. Others, like Tony Avella, declined to continue when Quinn, Bloomberg and company decided to overturn the twice-voiced will of the voters and extend their political careers.

Yet when it comes to others, Quinn is not all that concerned. Should New Yorkers get paid sick days? This, apparently, is not the sort of thing that keeps Quinn up at night. So what if people wake up sick and need to go to work? It's not like Christine Quinn has that problem. So why worry about it?

And that, apparently, is the character of the front-runner for mayor who will follow Bloomberg. It's important that we have a mayor who actually cares about working people. This means we need someone different from Giuliani, Bloomberg, or Quinn. So it's back to the drawing board for NYC Democrats. We have a sufficient number of political hacks from which to choose already.

Let's have someone with character and vision, for a change, if it's not too much trouble.
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