Time for the payoff
Sep 25, 2013 | 7558 views | 0 0 comments | 145 145 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Dear Editor:

A photograph speaks volumes.

I wonder why Assemblyman David Weprin, standing to the left looking over the shoulder of former council member and Democratic primary winner in Queens Borough President race Melinda Katz, appears to be frowning rather than smiling. (Pol Position - September 19).

Was he thinking, “I could have been a contender and become Queens borough President?”

Weprin has to drive himself three hours each way back and forth to Albany for $79,000 per year, while Queens borough president-elect Katz (it is a 100 percent sure bet she will win in November) will have a driver with a 15-minute commute each way to Borough Hall earning $160,000 per year.

Remember, to the victor goes the spoils. Don't be surprised when the Queens County Democratic Party chairman, Congressman Joseph Crowley, and Katz reward Councilman Leroy Comrie, Deputy Borough President Barry Grodenchik and State Senator Jose Peralta for being loyal members in good standing.

They all took the "hint," folded their tents and endorsed Katz. Even State Senator Tony Avella assisted Katz by dropping out of the race, but not endorsing losing candidate Councilman Peter Vallone, Jr.

Each will be rewarded by Crowley by either becoming deputy queens borough president, go to work for the next mayor, comptroller, or public advocate, or be designated as the "official Queens County Democratic Party clubhouse" candidate for future public office.


Larry Penner

Great Neck

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