NY Post Endorses The Not So ‘Far-Left’ Squadron For Public Advocate

Our man in the NYS Senate Daniel Squadron received the NY Post’s endorsement in tomorrow’s run off for public advocate. While the tabloid’s editorial board feels that the office itself is just a “a taxpayer-funded invitation to make mischief while promoting your political ambitions,” it’s precisely that reason and the fact that the winner of the run off will be unopposed in November that they have chosen to make an endorsement.

And now, your moment of NY Post Zen:

On many issues, the two Brooklyn-based candidates agree. But on an issue critical to New York’s fiscal health, the question of retroactive raises for public employees who have been working without contracts, we find a telling distinction. In a debate during the primary race, Squadron said he couldn’t see how the city could afford the estimated $8 billion such raises would cost.
James took the opposite position. “I support retroactive raises,” she said. “I’ve been endorsed by the Working Families Party and countless number of labor organizations.”
That statement should give every New Yorker pause. If she is unwilling to hold the line on retroactive raises, it’s highly unlikely she’ll hold the line on anything else. Add to this that James is also the only City Council member to have won her seat running solely on the labor-controlled Working Families Party ballot line.
If she were to win along with WFP co-founder de Blasio, two of the three citywide offices would be held by the candidate of the far-left Working Family Party.

Squardon’s father, Howard, advised the Post publisher Rupert Murdoch on his purchased of that tabloid and other publications in the 1970s.

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  • marshasrimler

    No suprise there.. his father worked for Murdoch

  • HenryLoL

    Very true — what an empty office. That said, we’ll be better off with Squadron. James is simply a shill for special interests.

  • Remsen Street Dweller

    What is this “shill” thing you got going on? If someone has a different position than you, you call them a shill.

  • Reggie

    Did his father also work for the Sulzbergers and … is there a family associated with the Daily News?

  • HenryLoL

    Most politicos are shills for special interests — its the only reason they exist. But some are worse than others and she is a real doozy.

  • marshasrimler

    maybe..not sure

  • jazz

    If you read the linked article the answer is yes to at least half that question.

  • wally haskell

    Rupert’s boy? OMG.

  • wally haskell

    Alex Baldwin’s opinion of the NY Post:

    http://popwatch.ew.com/2012/11/29/alec-baldwin-new-york-post/

  • Remsen Street Dweller

    Can you explain why you think Tish James is worse than the others and why she is, as you say, “a real doozy”?

  • David on Middagh

    When I leave for the polls, the last candidate to have robocalled me is off the list, *unless* a surplus of fliers from that person spills from my mailbox. Good luck to both!

  • David on Middagh

    *that other person*

  • marshasrimler

    Read the 9/29 article in the Daily Kos to learn more about Daniel and who he represents

  • marshasrimler

    Read the 9/29 article in the Daily Kos about Daniel
    He is a real doozy

  • BrooklynBugle

    Ms. Rimmler allow us to take you to “internet school” — the post to which you refer (http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/09/29/1241925/-What-s-wrong-with-Daniel-Squadron-anyway) is by a member of the Daily Kos “community”. In other words, this is just a very long comment and not an op ed or investigative piece by the Daily KOS at large.

  • marshasrimler

    lets call it a post then.. why not check the facts..You will find they are true

  • Reggie

    The obit’ states Squadron the elder waged a “bitter battle against The Times,” and yet an endorsement for the son.

  • BrooklynBugle

    It’s scrambled eggs logic.

  • marshasrimler

    its rimler

  • marshasrimler

    daniel like the times IS the establishment

  • Reggie

    First you say Squadron got the Post endorsement because his dad had News Corp. as a client, then you rationalize away an endorsement from the Times despite a confrontation between the father and that newspaper. All three daily newspapers have endorsed Squadron. I know this is hard for you to accept given your personal animosity Ms. Rimler, but perhaps Senator Squadron received the endorsements because he will be the better public advocate. Occam’s razor.

  • marshasrimler

    no personal issues.. I just don’t trust politicians who do not tell the truth. Quinn was the establishment candidate and got the same three endorsements. Daniel will follow in her footsteps

  • Reggie

    Already he hasn’t.

  • MonroeOrange

    no politicians tell the truth…you just need to pick one that lies the least.

    They say what they need to get a job, no one cares about public service like they did in the 50s and 60s…its now, i need a job, ill lie to get one….and on and on it goes