Steve McLaughlin, one of the eight Assemblymen who voted against Governor Cuomo’s tax plan, outlined his opposition in a posting on Facebook. “This bill was a shell game that changed nothing, cut no spending, and increased taxes,” Assemblyman McLaughlin wrote.
Nicole Katz, wife of Assemblyman Steve Katz, has made a video protesting being banned from State Senator Greg Ball’s Facebook page. Ms. Katz told The Politicker she was banned from Senator Ball’s page December 8 after posting a comment chastising him for criticizing Congressional Republicans. The video, entitled “Delete this, Greg Ball,” stars Ms. Katz in a scary, suburban salad drama that ends with her mouth being duct taped shut.
Embattled Brooklyn Assemblyman William Boyland Jr. unveiled a new maxim on his personal Facebook page as he and his chief of staff face a new round of bribery charges. Over the weekend, Assemblyman Boyland Jr. replaced his profile picture on the site with a note reading: “I am too positive to be doubtful. Too Optimistic to be fearful. And too determined to be defeated.”
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Nicole Katz, wife of Assemblyman Steve Katz, said she was unfriended and blocked on Facebook by State Senator Greg Ball yesterday after writing a critical comment on one of his wall posts. The Katz’s have supported Senator Ball in the past and donated $3,000 to his senate campaign last year. “I am a constituent, he is my senator and I have a right to express my opinion on his page,” Ms. Katz told Politicker today.
Earlier this afternoon, Callista Gingrich, wife of newly minted Republican frontrunner Newt Gingrich, pointed a camera at the window of her office in Washington, D.C. and snapped a picture of a group of Occupy Wall Street protesters gathered on the rainy street outside. Ms. Gingrich proceeded to post the picture on her Facebook page inspiring concerned comments from her mother.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg dismissed the idea he might run for president during a press conference announcing the opening of Facebook’s new New York City engineering offices today. “I’m not running for president plain and simple,” Mayor Bloomberg said.
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Former Governor Eliot Spitzer won’t rule out a return to politics.
Folk singer Joan Baez is playing an Occupy Wall Street concert.
Assemblyman William Boyland Jr. changed his Facebook profile photo to a picture from his trial after he was acquitted of bribery charges.
New Gingrich watched “Bridesmaids” to prep for tonight’s Republican debate.
Mayor Bloomberg said something sort of nice about Occupy Wall Street.
Former Congressman Guy Molinari said something not-so-nice about Chuck Schumer.
State Senator Ruben Diaz is still mad about same sex marriage.
The outspoken City Councilman Peter Vallone Jr., of Astoria, takes to Facebook to discuss a feud that is, in some ways, hard to ignore.
I asked the New York City Comptroller, and likely 2013 mayoral candidate, John Liu, who is also on Twitter and Facebook, if he’s ever sent around the kind of images that Anthony Weiner has.
After extolling the virtues of social media, he smiled, thanked me for the question, and lightly punched me in the arm. It didn’t hurt.