Quinn’s bid for Mayor may be weaker than it appears.
By now you’ve all read the scathing article in the New York Times regarding Christine Quinn’s temper issue. It must be serious when the New York Times runs a full length story on how she treats her colleagues and constituents. Anyway, the story confirms what Queens-Politics has been writing for quite some time about Quinn’s vindictive and outright nasty behavior, especially to Queens-based legislators. We have to ask, is this type of leader we want at the helm of the greatest city in the world? Our city?There’s no way to justify her methods. Scratch the surface and a little light appears. According to my sources, there’s a silent concern among Democratic Party leaders that Quinn has been getting weaker due in part that she has surrounded herself with the most corrupt and sleazy band of influence peddlers this city has ever seen.
Lobbyists have gone crazy sort of like a feeding frenzy in a shark tank. Everyone wants a piece of the action. There’s double-dipping, consultants secretly working for more that one mayoral candidate, there’s even a bunch of Benedict Arnold Conservative types that promised to deliver conservative areas in exchange for who knows what. Truth is these guys couldn’t deliver a ham sandwich, but they all know one thing: she will play ball. It’s an old trick where half the firm serves GOP and the other half for Democrats; it’s like a tradition, doing business as such and such company. And on top of this, secret fundraisers are being held all over the city. I’m willing to bet the newspaper leaks – like that devastating blow this morning in the NYT – are just the beginning. And while everyone is somehow involved, it’s just that Quinn’s camp has the lion’s share – and they are all more than willing to loot the treasury when the time comes around. The house of cards will surely collapse and any lobbyist that tries to raise money: you’re just one of dozens of others she’s already promised access to.
We are dealing with the 21st Century Boss Tweed.
Many City Council members feel the same way but won’t openly criticize her while Council is still in session for fear of retaliation. Don’t be surprised to see many of the Queens elects swear loyalty to Bill Thompson, John Liu, Bill De Blasio, even Joe Lhota and John Catsimitides. It’s just a matter of time. This election is for the fight of their political lives. So will they allow these influence peddlers to have access in our government? Will we? Let’s face it, Christine Quinn is so corrupt and vindictive she’s known to make Toby Stavisky look like Mother Theresa.
There are a few talking heads that will continue to claim Quinn is the front-runner, and I’d say the same with her legion of crooks and special interests. It’s as if all the bad guys got together and pledged their loyalty (we’ll call it the Legion of Doom). Meanwhile Christine Quinn can scream and yell and try to emasculate everyone, but how much longer will voters and her “colleagues” tolerate this? Now’s your chance.