Don’t call it a retirement!
Aug 22, 2012 | 11541 views | 0 0 comments | 80 80 recommendations | email to a friend | print
We here at Pol Position were hosting our usual Thursday evening “Get to Know Ya” Night Train Express-tini office cocktail party in our basement office, when lo and behold a fresh-faced newshound who apparently wasn’t told that nobody with any real responsibility at this news organization actually attends our weekly “Get to Know Ya” Night Train Express-tini office cocktail party, happened to wander in.

Being the hospitable sort, we immediately fixed him a drink before he could run for the exit door and started making with the small talk. Over the course of our very uncomfortable discussion, we discovered that this young scribe had just run across a name from the not-so-distant Queens past: former State Senator Frank Padavan.

And it was much to our delight for him to report that Padavan, known for being a feisty legislator, is still as ornery as ever.

Apparently, when a former constituent asked Padavan how he was enjoying retirement (he lost his seat to former Councilman Tony Avella last year), Padavan shot back, “It stinks! And besides, I didn’t retire, I got fired.”

How’s that for a fighting attitude? Something tells us we may not have seen the last of Frank Padavan in Queens politics.

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