The Gateway (Meanwhile, Back in Brooklyn Edition)
One must wonder about a "plan" that requires Nydia Velazquez and her friends to back someone for County Leader in the name of "reform" who just recently endorsed Erik Dilan against her for Congress.
Is the talk of Walter Mosely for County Leader a sign that something is amiss with the Camara effort?
The refusal of Jesse Hamilton to take a dive so Camara can become a District Leader?
Does Walter Mosely really want to be circulating his name for County Leader two weeks before his Assembly primary?
And, if he’s not the one who is doing it, he really should think about publicly putting the kibosh on it for the sake of his campaign, no? Jockeying Begins For Brooklyn Democratic Leadership Post fortgreene.patch.com
Even with some minor errors, most of the analysis here of the Brooklyn Dems County Leader race is sound, even if the English is broken. Nonetheless, I wasn't going to link it because of an asinine and misleading comment made about one of my columns which the author refuses to correct.
More embarrassing stories? If Lopez feared embarrassing stories, he would have quit as Leader five years ago.
Anyway, if Lopez resigned, he’d be able to just handpick the new Dem candidate--it would be easier to beat Lopez than a substitute and might be accomplished with the right write-in candidate:
However if he beats back a real challenge, it does become harder, but not impossible, to remove him.
By contrast, a joke election, which I expect is what actually will take place, would give Lopez far less moral standing
Knowing Mr. Lopez, it does not surprise me that his office was a "hostile environment." That would be true even if sex were not a factor. But the consistency of the allegations made by a parade of young women employed at different junctures portrays a man lacking impulse control or empathy for the feelings of others who basks in his omnipotence. Not a pretty picture.
The Post names names.
Suggested Alternate Response: "I don't know, I wasn't there; i was home with my wife." Disgraced pol Vito Lopez's fmr. chief-of-staff ID'd as sex-harass settler www.nypost.com
Michael Geller: I really do think [Simon’s] a lovely person and a very nice lady, but the borough’s becoming more conservative and she’s very liberal...Frank has been around long enough and he’s a very good district leader.
Tuesday night around midnight, I posted an email (item #1) positing that the Silver/Lopez hush money went to the lawyer, not the victim(s), and suggesting that more money came from other government sources.
The Times: The terms of the agreement, however, suggest that the Assembly could have proceeded with an ethics committee investigation, though it is clear nobody wanted that to happen. “The parties desire to resolve this matter without resort to litigation or any administrative proceeding of any sort,” the agreement says.
The difference is that by lying to the public, Allred is fulfilling her "ethical" obligation to her clients, while by doing the same, Silver is violating his ethical obligation to the public he is sworn to serve. Assemblyman Vito Lopez Paid $32,000 to Settle Sexual Harassment Accusations www.nytimes.com
This is so unfair to Akslerod. His campaign is not based upon fomenting hatred against black people.
Akselrod's campaign is based on fomenting hatred against Moslems. Akselrod Campaign Treasurer Resigns Following “Negrohood” Flub | Sheepshead Bay News Blog www.sheepsheadbites.com