State Senator Greg Ball Accused of Tweeting Pants-Free Photo

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The picture of Greg Ball that started the pants-free photo flap. (Photo: Twitter)

Last weekend, State Senator Greg Ball Tweeted a photo that appears to show him without pants and the picture is making the rounds tonight courtesy of an anonymous Twitter account that’s sending the shot to various local media outlets. The picture was subsequently picked up by the website of the late conservative blogger Andrew Breitbart, which compared it to the Anthony Weiner scandal. Mr. Ball’s staff sent The Politicker evidence the shot simply showed him getting ready for a costumed charity event.

“That was a celebrity waiters brunch and it was to raise money for a Children’s Museum, The picture was of Greg in the event in his costume,” Mr. Ball’s spokesman Joe Bachmeier told The Politicker. “He was wearing pants. … What it was was a person taking it way out of context. They were doing a good event and it’s really unfortunate they were taken out of context like this.” Continue reading “State Senator Greg Ball Accused of Tweeting Pants-Free Photo”

Current TV Falls For Fake Eliot Spitzer Twitter

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Eliot Spitzer (Photo: Getty)

In Current TV’s email announcement about former governor Eliot Spitzer being hired to replace Keith Olbermann, the network invited viewers to “follow Spitzer on Twitter (@ESpitzer).” There was only one problem, that account doesn’t really belong to Mr. Spitzer.

A little over forty minutes later, a Current spokesperson sent out another email saying, “Our apologies for the error – Eliot Spitzer does NOT have a Twitter handle.” The Spitzer impostor hasn’t Tweeted since May, 2010. Continue reading “Current TV Falls For Fake Eliot Spitzer Twitter”

Roundup: Unions to Endorse; The Latest on Liu; Romney Looks Ahead

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The budget is done.

The pro-Cuomo Committee to Save New York spent $3.9 million to influence the budget.

How will union endorsements affect the open Queens congressional race?

Nydia Velázquez will likely be endorsed by the Working Families Party.

Email exchanges show John Liu was rather involved in his campaign’s fundraising activities.

Continue reading “Roundup: Unions to Endorse; The Latest on Liu; Romney Looks Ahead”

Christine Quinn Has A Friendly Stalker [Video]

christine quinn sunset park Christine Quinn Has A Friendly Stalker [Video]City Council Speaker Christine Quinn had some fun banter with one of her old friends who runs a social services nonprofit today.

At a ribbon cutting ceremony hosted by Donna Mae DePola, the president and founder of The Resource Training Center, Ms. DePola introduced Ms. Quinn by saying, “Our next speaker is a dear friend to me, even if I didn’t get the ‘Save the Date’ for May 19th. She’s getting married and I didn’t get an invitation for thaaaat.”

She added, “I asked to be her best man and she said, ‘No.'”

Ms. DePola went on to proudly describe her experiences stalking the City Council Speaker, without it being entirely clear what that exactly entailed.

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Charlie Rangel Back In The Hospital As Campaign Pushes Back Against The Press

 Charlie Rangel Back In The Hospital As Campaign Pushes Back Against The Press
Charlie Rangel

Congressman Charlie Rangel is back in the hospital for the second time this month. Mr. Rangel’s spokeswoman, Hannah Kim, told The Politicker the congressman is still coping with a back injury that has kept him out of the House of Representatives since February 9, his longest absence in at least ten years.

“The Congressman is receiving additional treatments for his back. He is optimistic that the situation will be resolved soon,” Ms. Kim said. Continue reading “Charlie Rangel Back In The Hospital As Campaign Pushes Back Against The Press”