The debate rages on...or does it?
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We don’t want to get anyone in trouble – but one of our Pol Position operatives (okay, unpaid high school intern) had a close eye on this paper's Maspeth office last Monday night after dark at the same time there was supposed to be a political ambush - uh, we mean “debate”- in Middle Village.

Our well-placed spy did spot some a man with a dark mustache walking into the building, but who's to say that wasn't Keith Hernandez? It's possible our guy was completely wrong - he is cross-eyed you know, but we do find him to be a reliable source for much of our investigative work.

But we here at Pol Position have to ask – mainly because nobody tells us anything important, but could it be? Did they do it again? Did this paper’s editorial board meet with Assemblyman David Weprin last week on Monday night and ruin another debate?

We want answers! We deserve answers!

Of course, if you were Weprin and running for office would you walk into an ambush?

According to Pol Position's tenuously connected team of political insiders, it seems the debate was an ambush of sorts. Weprin’s people must have known what was going to happen, because we all know that a certain Middle Village-based civic is as political as they come. So a politician just needs to know what side they favor before deciding to go.

Aren't all of these debates all the same anyway? Who needs one more? The candidates say the same thing time after time. The reporters who ask the questions always try to come off like they are smarter than the candidate. The moderator stays up all night thinking of how to catch the candidate in something they can’t answer like; “What is the price of a gallon of milk?”

Come on. We all know the real answer to that: nobody buys milk by the gallon anymore, it’s too expensive. Actually, in Corona it’s $2.50., and in Jamaica Estates it’s $3.50 because it costs more where you can afford to pay it. That’s why we go shopping for our nightly bit of happiness near Yankee Stadium. Best prices on Night Train Express Wine Coolers there! 157 Bronx folks. (Sorry Queens and Brooklyn.)

By the way, where has Anthony Weiner been? Pol Position likes him. He knew how to have fun at a party.

We did learn in advance that our paper is endorsing Weprin in this issue. We will tell you that the decision was made fairly late. We suspect the real reason our editorial board gave him the nod is based on the fact that he was smart enough to skip that debate.

And we like this guy Phil Goldfeder, too.

Since this paper has decided not to endorse in the Assembly race in South Queens and part of the Rockaways, we want to weigh in with Goldfeder. It’s not often we at Pol Position gets a say in these matter, so here goes: we want Goldfeder. We liked Audrey Phefferand we think Phil would be the best fit for her district, so vote for Goldfeder.
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