“Turn off the lights, the party’s over . . .”




"Turn off the lights, the party’s over . . ."

Originally uploaded by Phil At Sun

As good a visual representation of the changing of the guard as you’re going to get. The empty suits, image politicians and party hacks can call it a day. Joe Nicoletti? Three strikes and you’re out. Van Robinson? Council President has no power–especially if you opposed the Mayor. Bea Gonzalez? Retired. She has more power and influence at SU, anyway. Joan Christensen? No juice in Albany since she crossed Shelly Silver in the Bragman coup.

The torch has been passed to a new generation. Obama, Maffei, now Miner. The smart people are taking over–let’s hope there’s enough city left to save.

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