Remember past City Council Speakers Gifford Miller and Peter Vallone, Sr. both lost their respective Democratic mayoral primaries. ("Quinn kicks off bid with five-borough tour" - Andrew Pavia - March 14).
Just like Miller and Vallone, Speaker Christine Quinn believes she is qualified to become mayor.
Quinn should avoid the appearance of any conflict of interest by resigning the post speaker today. She should end the charade and be honest enough to run full time for mayor on her own time and dime.
Hardworking municipal civil servants work full time. They can't campaign part time during the day like Quinn. They would have to either take a leave of absence or quit their day job.
Voters on Primary Day may tell Quinn “no thanks” just like they did for Miller and Vallone.