Report: Rep. Grimm got money in envelopes
From The Times:
One follower of the rabbi said in an interview that Mr. Grimm pressed him for $20,000. The follower said Mr. Grimm instructed him to meet him “near the F.B.I. building,” in Lower Manhattan, in summer 2010 to give the money. The follower said he handed over $5,000 in cash in an envelope to Mr. Grimm in Mr. Grimm’s car.
The Village Voice’s Powerless Politicians
The only thing I found interesting about the list — which isn’t at all serious or even logical — is that it did not include embattled City Comptroller John Liu.
The list, written by Steven Thraser (#50), did include a number of politicos:
#8-Public Advocate Bill De Blasio
#16-Former public advocate Mark Green
#17-State Senator Ruben Diaz Sr.
#18-Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.
#20-Former NYC Schools Chancellor Cathie Black
#21-Former NYC Schools Chancellor Joel Klein
#25-Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer
#54-Republican Rep. Michael Grimm
#55-Former NYC Comptroller Bill Thompson
#57-Empire State Pride Agenda
#59-Former Rep. Anthony Weiner
#60-Former governor Eliot Spitzer
#61-Former governor David Paterson
#64-Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz
#66-Staten Island Tea Party leader Frank Santarpia
#88-Anyone who voted for term limits
#93-Former NYC Transportation Commissioner Iris Weinshall
Photo of the Day
Congressman Michael Grimm donned the UPS jacket (but sadly not the pants) to deliver packages today.
the two white Republicans in and around the city are seen as relatively immune from elimination. Michael Grimm’s isolated Staten Island district is difficult to divide, and Long Island’s Pete King is insulated by his seniority in the Republican delegation.