Headline of the Day: “Who Said It: Vito Lopez Versus The Office’s Michael Scott.”
Runner-Up: “The Peace Bridge (What Else?) Sets Off a Cuomo-Canada War.”
BuzzFeed compiled more fun anecdotes from former Congressman Anthony Weiner‘s parade day yesterday: “‘Wave! Do something!’ says one of the six photographers pacing backward ahead of the candidate, tired of the same shot. ‘Wave? Do something?’ Weiner says. ‘Why don’t you just do an oil painting and take all the fun out of it?’”
Tweet of the Day from Congressman Jerry Nadler: “Apologies – I’ve regained control of my Twitter account from angry bird.”
The Queens GOP just can’t catch a break. After a raft of corruption scandals, a City Council candidate is accusing Vice Chairman Stephen Graves of trying to shake her down for an endorsement. Chair Phil Ragusa didn’t bother defending him. “If he went out and did it on his own, that’s not my problem,” he told the New York Post. “If what you’re saying is true, clearly, we are very upset.”
Christine Quinn continued play nice with the Queens County Democratic Party in 2012′s primaries by endorsing Jerry Iannece for Rory Lancman’s seat. She previously endorsed Grace Meng and has been raising money for Toby Ann Stavisky.
Vito Lopez is out with another cryptic statement vowing to dig in.
Albany is trying to figure out how to get rid of him.
Lopez: “The most important factor in politics is loyalty. The second most important is respect.”
Lew Fidler has good and bad news. Needless to say, we wish him the best.