Maureen Dowd of the New York Times fires the opening salvo in Camelot's Second Crusade: That is, go back and destroy the victors the same way you were gonna right before they destroyed you. Kinda like this wholly unself-evident death threat from Camelot via the New York Post:
Someone should ask Mayor Mike and Deputy Kevin how many 'umms' and 'ya knows' Caroline Kennedy could--theoretically speaking, of course--produce should she be forced to filibuster something which she knew nothing about? Or even filibuster something she should know a lot about, like say, how come she wants to be selected a senator?
Just joking, Kevin.
But kind of not, Kevin. Because my impression of what a senator does most is speak and make articulate and compelling arguments to one's colleagues in order to get something done--kind of like convincing people that one (Caroline) would make a great senator, and as thus, should be selected over someone whom already does this extremely well, like say, Kirsten Gillibrand.
The template here is simple enough though, its got 'Another Botched Post Hit-Piece' written all over it. Somebody needs to create a Wikipedia entry for this kind of thing.
My guess is that the Post's got some walkie-talkie on the LMDC board, maybe a Bloomberg-Sheekey appointee, griping about how Shelly Silver allocates his member item money. Which of course, is not only none of this board member's business, but also way out of line for him/her to express a personal view on how elected officials conduct their legislative business.
...and the Mayor for Political Aspirations want David Paterson to hurry up and get with their non-partisan, good-government program for selecting Caroline Kennedy a US Senator:
I'm sure the governor appreciates the advice, Kevin.