November 28, 2005

Backroom Deal Breaker: Shining bright lights on a backroom dealmaking tradition that gives rise to the New York City Council Speaker, effectively the second most powerful position in the City of New York (a valuable info source for those following the Speaker campaign). Elsewhere, the Daily News says "the whole thing has piggy-piggy smell" (re the overwhelming push to abolish-or-at-least-extend term limits), and the Village Voice calls candidate Bill Di Blasio a "poster boy for conflict of interest" (re his hypocritical position on campaign finance standards).


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