Saturday, February 27, 2010

LOOK MA "ENDORSEMENTGATE"


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THE BRIGHT PROMISE OF ELIOT SPITZER


Sunday, October 29th 2006, 7:03AM

Across left and right and center, through all social and economic groups, from Bay Ridge to Buffalo, there is hardly a New Yorker who believes state government has effectively served the public interest in a long, long time. Albany costs far too much and has done far too little about - well, you name it. Our factory-town capital manufactures two primary products: sky-high state and local taxes, and utter paralysis in the face of pressing needs.

Enter Eliot Spitzer.

The Democratic gubernatorial candidate has soared in the polls by representing the promise of large, energetic, historic change to the sizable ranks of the fed-up. Their hopes are very well-placed. Spitzer is brainy, tough and passionate, and the Daily News looks forward to watching him get to work as an agent of change - on Day One, per his pledge.

Our sure-thing new governor has a grand vision. There will be no tax increases - none - in a Spitzer administration. Spending will be kept generally in line with inflation. There will be fair funding for New York City's schools and property tax relief across the state.

And the pay-to-play game - so long enjoyed by monied and connected insiders - is over. Albany's powerbrokers know this already. There's not much they can do about it. They're going to have to live with Gov. Spitzer.

As attorney general, the Harvard-trained Spitzer was an activist hurricane, most famously against corporate wrongdoing. Erring a time or two on the side of aggressiveness, he charged against rot long accepted as standard practice. He will certainly have endless opportunities to do the same, from his new chair in the executive office.

On the political spectrum, Spitzer is perhaps best described as pragamatist-Democrat, setting him apart from the hidebound orthodoxy of much of his own party. Socially liberal, he is far more results-oriented than ideological. So, yes to school choice and performance pay for teachers - both anathema to the teachers union - and yes to squeezing down the state's bloated health care system, and no to the unaffordable pension sweeteners that labor leaders muscle through the Legislature year after year.

And he's much closer to the get-smart-things-done middle than is his Republican challenger. John Faso, a onetime assemblyman from upstate Kinderhook, distinguished himself as a legislator. Faso is an able and knowledgeable man, one who has a record of breaking ranks to vote against particularly egregious fiscal measures. But his primary prescription for the state boils down to calling for deep tax cuts - including a completely wrongheaded elimination of New York's estate tax - without explaining which programs and services he would slash to come up with the dough to pay for the cuts. At the same time, he's not at all keen on upping school aid to meet the state's court-ordered obligation to provide the city's children with the education they deserve.

But there is hardly a point to weighing Faso's résumé. Spitzer has the goods and he is clearly unstoppable, the nearest thing to a force of nature as has come along in years. On the first day of January, Gov. Spitzer will bring to Albany new attitude - "Everything changes," as he puts it - and new intentions. At the top of the agenda, his first budget proposal, due in late January, will test his mettle against that of Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and Senate Majority Leader Joe Bruno, who are both quite set in their ways after 12 years each in their posts. But, armed with a popular mandate, he'll be well positioned to break the gridlock on numerous fronts:

To get control of runaway Medicaid spending by eliminating fraud, trimming unnecessary services and revamping health care delivery.

To rewrite New York's overly complicated, unfair school funding formulas to direct the money where it's most needed.

To put the Metropolitan Transportation Authority on sounder financial footing while pushing through major projects like the Second Ave. subway.

To address upstate's dire economic plight while also making all of New York more business-friendly with, for example, aggressive workers' compensation system reforms.

And to at last, and very importantly, bring meaningful accountability to Albany by winning campaign finance and ethics reforms, along with nonpartisan redistricting that would introduce competitiveness to legislative elections.

We have no doubt that Day One will be every bit the flurry of action Spitzer promises it will be.

And we're confident that so will Day Two, Day Three and the days beyond.


HOW TO GET A

QUALIFIED CONTROLLER


Sunday, November 5th 2006, 7:05AM

In less than 48 hours, New Yorkers will go to the polls facing the supremely distasteful choice between voting for a candidate for state controller who is wholly unqualified and pulling the lever for Alan Hevesi, knowing that he may well be forced from office.

Hevesi's standing has been shredded beyond shredding by the latest developments in the "Driving Mrs. Hevesi" scandal. On Friday, at the demand of the attorney general's office, Hevesi paid $90,000 into an escrow account to cover what may have been the true taxpayer cost of having a state worker chauffeur and tend to the needs of his ailing wife, Carol. Previously, the controller had given the state more than $82,000 in reimbursement, saying he had generously estimated the amount owed. Except he came up way, way short.

Yesterday, former Manhattan U.S. Attorney David Kelley, serving as special counsel to Gov. Pataki, found that Hevesi had "knowingly and intentionally" violated state ethics law by assigning a driver to his wife under the guise of providing security. In the vernacular, Kelley concluded Hevesi was nothing more than a conniving thief. He refrained from advising Pataki to seek Hevesi's removal by the state Senate only because the Senate has yet to establish procedures and a standard of proof for an ouster. In due course, those will come - assuming Hevesi is reelected Tuesday.

Unfortunately, under these strange circumstances, voting for him remains the preferred option. No matter how much money Hevesi winds up paying for abusing his position, Republican challenger Chris Callaghan, a small-town government accountant, lacks the qualifications to be controller, most particularly to manage New York's $145 billion pension funds. His fitness doesn't rise as Hevesi's declines.

We are reminded of what took place when Manhattan Rep. Ted Weiss died a day before the primary election in 1992. To prevent his opponent, a wacko from a cult, from taking office, the voters stuck with Weiss. The powers that be then replaced the deceased winner with Rep. Jerry Nadler. It is not unreasonable for voters to approach the controller's race in the same manner.

Hevesi is at least competent. If he wins, survives a Senate removal and otherwise hangs on, the pension funds will remain in acceptable hands. And if he is forced from office, the governor, presumably Eliot Spitzer, and Legislature would have the responsibility of choosing a qualified replacement - someone who's ready for the job.

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"Endorsementgate" the crime of endorsing Spitzer,Paterson,Hevesi in 2006


Spitzer and Hevesi have already resigned


Paterson is not that far behind


When will the Editorial Board members join them by resigning ?


Before anyone thinks about supporting Mort Zuckerman for US Senate


What role did Mort Zuckerman play in the endorsement process ?


Did Mort Zuckerman real estate interests receive any funding form Hevesi as city or state Comptroller ?


Yes, "ENDORSEMENTGATE"


Next is the Albany Times Union who also endorsed all three, and it's owners the Hearst Corporation has had Real Estate dealings with Mort Zuckerman in NYC.


Before there was the “Oracle at Delphi” there was


Count Vampire J. Machiavelli


VJ Machiavelli




Wednesday, February 24, 2010

NYGOP SHOULD JUST SAY NO TO MORT ZUCKERMAN



Zuckerman Courts GOP While Ford Polls Voters

New York Times - Michael Barbaro - ‎

As they weigh whether to make a bid for the Senate seat held by Kirsten E. Gillibrand, Mortimer B. Zuckerman, the publisher of The Daily ...


Late Night: For Sale — One US Senate Seat Representing the State of New York

Firedoglake (blog) - ‎Feb 22, 2010‎

So when can we look forward to Mort Zuckerman's upstate listening tour? Can we expect to see him wading through dairy pastures, cow dung stuck to the soles ...


Candidate Zuckerman?

Washington Examiner (blog) - Michael Barone - ‎Feb 22, 2010‎

How would Mort Zuckerman do as a candidate? Like his fellow billionaire, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, he does not have much of a common touch. ...


Poll: Lazio gains in gov's race

Long Island Business News (blog) - David Reich-Hale - ‎Feb 22, 2010‎

Gillibrand also beats Bruce Blakeman, a former Nassau County legislator, and Daily News Publisher and real estate mogul Mort Zuckerman in hypothetical ...



SSP Daily Digest: 2/22

Swing State Project - ‎Feb 22, 2010‎

She trails Pataki 47-41, while beating Port Commissioner Bruce Blakeman 51-24 and wealthy publisher Mort Zuckerman 49-29. She also leads Ford and Jonathan ...


Zuckerman says he's undecided on Senate challenge in NY

The Hill (blog) - Michael O'Brien - ‎Feb 21, 2010‎

By Michael O'Brien - 02/21/10 10:45 AM ET Mortimer Zuckerman, the New York media and real estate tycoon, said this weekend he hasn't decided whether or not ...

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In 2006 the editorial board of the NY Daily News endorsed Hevesi over "Honest" Chris Callaghan.


I have asked many times what role did Mort Zuckerman play in the endorsement.


Has Mort Zuckerman had any dealings with Hevesi when he was NY City or State Comptroller.


Did Hank Morris or Alan Hevesi call Mort Zuckerman and ask him to make sure his paper the NY Daily News endorse him in 2006 ?


These questions and many more need to be asked and answered.


So i say to the NYGOP Just say NO to Mort Zuckerman.


Before there was the “Oracle at Delphi” there was


Count Vampire J. Machiavelli


VJ Machiavelli



Sunday, February 21, 2010

JOHN HAGGERTY STILL MAKING NEWS


NewsShell game played with Mayor Michael Bloomberg's cash?

New York Daily News - Adam Lisberg - ‎

Sunday, February 21st 2010,

By now, we all know how much Mayor Bloomberg spent to win office: $108 million last year, $85 million in 2005, $73 million in 2001.

However, we still don't know where it all went.

Prosecutors are asking what happened to $750,000 paid last year to a shell company run by Queens operative John Haggerty, six days before he bought a $1.6 million house.

Haggerty was supposed to hire Election Day poll watchers, but can't account for as much as $400,000 of it. Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. has subpoenaed him to find out more.

It wasn't Haggerty's first involvement with a shell company working for Bloomberg. In 2005, he worked with another firm set up to handle the mayor's door-to-door operation - one that was paid almost $2 million and run by a once-indicted lawyer.

Robert Allan Muir was hired by the Bloomberg campaign in 2005 to knock potential rivals off the Republican ballot after Haggerty helped challenge them. At the Board of Elections, however, Muir was barred from representing Bloomberg because he represented the board itself in a different case - a clear conflict of interest.

This did not deter the Bloomberg campaign, where top aides Kevin Sheekey and Patti Harris had signed off on hiring him, one source said.

Muir stopped the petition work and turned his attention to canvassing. He set up a shell company - called Campaign Research Associates - in his Brooklyn law office to hire and pay the workers who rang doorbells for Bloomberg.

Muir, who died in March 2006, was a tough-edged expert on election law with a reputation for results. He was indicted on a felony count of backdating reports in 1991, but worked it down to a misdemeanor and kept his law license. "He was clearly a crook," said someone familiar with that episode. "No question about it."

From June 2005 to June 2006, Bloomberg paid Muir's brand-new firm $1.9 million. The state Republican Party kicked in another $200,000 for Election Day poll watchers. Muir's wife, Ilsa Beltran Muir, also got $217,000 as a subcontractor to another Bloomberg lawyer.

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Ex-AG Representing Bloomberg Volunteer Under Scrutiny »

New York Daily News (blog) - Elizabeth Benjamin - ‎Feb 19, 2010‎

Former AG Dennis Vacco has signed on to represent John Haggerty, who is caught up in a probe by the Manhattan DA into the $750000 ...

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"Watergate" started small but ended "BIG", and "Pensiongate" started with a "Tip" to a hotline in 2006 and has grown into a Nationwide Pension Scandal


As the saying goes "FOLLOW THE MONEY"


Before there was the “Oracle at Delphi” there was


Count Vampire J. Machiavelli


VJ Machiavelli


"Pensiongate '


Thursday, February 18, 2010

LOOK MA IT DON'T PAY TO PLAY ANYMORE



Investment firms adopt NY AG's code of conduct

Legal News Line - Nick Rees - ‎

Each firm retained Wetherly Capital Group LLC separately as a placement agent with Wetherly agreeing to splits its fees with Henry "Hank" Morris. ...


Keeping Middlemen in Middle

Wall Street Journal - Gina Chon - ‎

Hank Morris, a political adviser at the center of the probe, has been charged with selling access to the $126 billion New York State Common Retirement Fund. ...


2 LA private equity firms adopt New York ethics code on placement agents

Los Angeles Times - Marc Lifsher - ‎

According to Cuomo's investigation, Wetherly paid part of its fee to Henry "Hank" Morris, who at the time was the paid political advisor to then-New York ...


Ares, Freeman Spogli adopt NY state code

Pensions & Investments - Christine Williamson - ‎

According to Mr. Cuomo's release, neither firm was aware that Wetherly agreed to split placement agent fees with Henry “HankMorris, who was a political ...


Cuomo Reaches Deals With Two Firms Amid Pension Probe

BusinessWeek - Erik Larson - ‎

Cuomo said Wetherly agreed to split its fees with Hevesi's then-political adviser Henry “HankMorris, according to the statement. Neither Ares nor Freeman ...


NY AG: Two More Investment Firms To Adopt Fund Code Of Conduct

Wall Street Journal - Chad Bray - ‎

Wetherly agreed to split its placement fees with Henry "Hank" Morris, a one-time top aide to former New York Comptroller Alan Hevesi, Cuomo said. ...


Ares Management LLC, Freeman Spogli & Co. sign on to Cuomo's pension fund code ...

New York Daily News - Kenneth Lovett - ‎

Wetherly then paid 40% of those fees, or $225000, to Hank Morris, Hevesi's top political consultant, who has since been indicted on corruption charges


How Many Placement Agents Does It Take To Raise A Fund?

Wall Street Journal (blog) - Laura Kreutzer - ‎Feb 9, 2010‎

According to Cuomo, Ares Corporate Opportunities Fund LP was one of three private equity funds that Wetherly engaged Hank Morris as a sub-agent on; ...


2 firms involved in CalPERS probe forfeit funds in New York case

Fresno Bee - Dale Kasler - ‎Feb 9, 2010‎

While working for three clients in New York, Wetherly secretly paid $500000 to Hank Morris, a politico with ties to the pension fund, Cuomo said. ...


How Many Placement Agents Does It Take To Raise A Fund?

Wall Street Journal (blog) - Laura Kreutzer - ‎Feb 9, 2010‎

According to Cuomo, Ares Corporate Opportunities Fund LP was one of three private equity funds that Wetherly engaged Hank Morris as a sub-agent on; ...


2 firms involved in CalPERS probe forfeit funds in New York case

Fresno Bee - Dale Kasler - ‎Feb 9, 2010‎

While working for three clients in New York, Wetherly secretly paid $500000 to Hank Morris, a politico with ties to the pension fund, Cuomo said. ...

Two LA firms to pay settlement in probe of New York 'pay-to-play' scandal

Los Angeles Times - Marc Lifsher - ‎Feb 8, 2010‎

In each instance, Wetherly split its fees with Henry "Hank" Morris, a top political advisor to then-New York State Comptroller Alan Hevesi, Cuomo's office ...

Cuomo's pension code gets two more

Legal News Line - Nick Rees - ‎Feb 8, 2010‎

These fees were then split with Henry "Hank" Morris, then-Comptroller Alan Hevesi's paid political adviser. The three private equity firms were not informed ...


Markstone, Wetherly settle with New York over pay-to-play probe

Pensions & Investments - Christine Williamson - ‎Feb 8, 2010‎

Wetherly split the placement fees with Henry “HankMorris, a political adviser to former state Comptroller Alan Hevesi, who faces a state indictment for ...

2 More Firms Settle in NY Pension Fund Inquiry

New York Times (blog) - ‎Feb 8, 2010‎

In return, the firm took in $1.3 million in placement fees that it shared with Hank Morris, a top adviser to New York State comptroller Alan Hevesi.


Cuomo Reaches Pension Pacts With Markstone, Wetherly

BusinessWeek - Karen Freifeld, Thom Weidlich - ‎Feb 8, 2010‎

Wetherly split those fees with Henry “HankMorris, then-Comptroller Alan Hevesi's paid political adviser, he said. Between 2003 and 2005, Wetherly also ...

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As Cuomo gets ready to run for governor the settlements come rolling in.


Before there was the “Oracle at Delphi” there was


Count Vampire J. Machiavelli


VJ Machiavelli

Sunday, February 14, 2010

lOOK MA JOHN HAGGERTY, JR IS BECOMING A "GATE"


Bloomberg's $750K payment for election may have funded purchase of Queens home

ADAM LISBERG

Sunday, February 14th 2010, 4:00 AM

When Mayor Bloomberg funneled $750,000 to a longtime Queens ally last fall, he thought he was buying a citywide poll watching operation.

He may have paid for a house in Forest Hills Gardens, too.

The house was the childhood home of John Haggerty Jr., the Republican operative who has claimed he was working as a volunteer on Bloomberg's third-term campaign.

Haggerty has ducked calls to explain how he spent the $750,000 payment, which went into his newly formed "Special Election Operations LLC."

The money was channeled through the state Independence Party, which got $1.2 million from Bloomberg's pocket right before Election Day.

Sources inside and outside the Bloomberg campaign say it was supposed to buy an extensive Election Day operation, with up to 300 workers paid $500 each to make sure there was no funny business at poll sites.

That only adds up to $150,000, though. One source says the Independence Party can't account for $300,000 to $400,000 of the rest of the money - and has drawn up legal papers against Haggerty to locate the rest.

"It's just infuriating," the source said. "Haggerty probably made money throughout the campaign one way or another."

Special Election Operations got its $750,000 on Dec. 11.

Six days later, Haggerty bought out his brother Bart's share of the family home - paying $1.6 million to the estate of their late father, records show.

It's unclear how much of the purchase was in cash, but Haggerty apparently did not take out a mortgage. The next month, records show, Bart had enough money to buy a $619,000 apartment in Forest Hills - again, apparently without a mortgage.

So where did the Haggerty brothers get that cash? After all, it had been almost a year and a half since their father, a respected longtime lawyer in Albany, passed away.

In his will, he split most of his estate between the brothers - though he gave an extra $30,000 to Bart "due to the extra care, support and effort he expended on my behalf."

Haggerty had another potential pot of Bloomberg cash to tap as well: The mayor gave $120,000 on Nov. 20 to a new political committee Haggerty set up, the 28th Assembly District Republican Committee.

He did not respond to messages left at the house last week, or at the Rego Park office he rents for political operations. Bart did not respond to an e-mail.

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Probing Mike’s mystery cash

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Last Updated: 4:45 AM, February 14, 2010

Posted: February 14, 2010

Mayor Bloomberg has yet to credibly explain what happened to $750,000 of his personal cash that passed through a political operative’s shady corporate outfit in the closing days of last year’s campaign. So maybe Manhattan DA Cy Vance Jr. can do it for him.

As the Post’s David Seifman reported last week, Vance has subpoenaed documents from the operative, John Haggerty Jr., plus state Independence Party Chairman Frank MacKay.

The Post revealed last month that Bloomberg had sent $1.2 million to the Independence Party’s housekeeping account days before the November election — which was promptly delivered to Haggerty’s Special Election Operations LCC.


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Each day brings another twist and turn to the mystery.


Where will this all lead ?


As in "Watergate" and "Pensiongate" you always follow the "MONEY" which is the "milk" of Politics and Power.


Before there was the “Oracle at Delphi” there was


Count Vampire J. Machiavelli


VJ Machiavelli


Saturday, February 13, 2010

"PROGRESS, NOT POLITICS" OR "POLITICS NOT PROGRESS"



Did anyone wonder where the slogan came from ?


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Volume 8, Number 4 · March 9, 1967

"Progress, Not Politics"

By Neal Ascherson

The Muted Revolution: East Germany's Challenge to Russia and the West

by Welles Hangen

Knopf, 231 pp., $5.95

Today's copy of Neues Deutschland, punctually delivered across the Wall to a foreigner in West Berlin, contains as usual all the news dull enough to print. 'Trades Unions: competition for final products. Fifteenth Party Congress of Fraternal Icelandic Party: Greetings Telegram from the Central Committee. Convince by Teaching: Teach Convincingly.' The main story describes the final day of the Writers' Congress ('Writers: Co-moulders of Socialist Life') and the closing speech by Professor Hager, member of the Politburo and secretary of the Central Committee. He spoke of the writer's role as planner and manager in the building of socialism, 'as co-moulder, not as mere observer or visionary warner. It can be no part of the function of the socialist writer only to ask questions of society and uncover contradictions and problems without hinting at the path of development in the spirit of the decisions of the Party and the government…'

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Progressive Pamphlet No. 21. _J5 LONDON REFORM UNION. THE TRUTH ...

"PROGRESS, NOT POLITICS." Meanwhile, the ratepayers' interests must not be sacrificed to party spirit. The Works Department is a going concern, with ...

www.jstor.org/stable/60225153


Progress, Not Politics!: a Word to Women Electors About the ...

Progress, Not Politics!: a Word to Women Electors About the Borough Councils Progressive leaflet: Amazon.co.uk: Borough Councils Progressive Committee: ...

www.amazon.co.uk/Progress-Not-Politics-Electors.../dp/B001PDEOVC


ADDRESS OF GOVERNOR ROBERT F. BENNETT

The time at hand is the time for progress, not politics. Indeed, the time at hand is not the time for partisan maneuvering for its own sake, but rather the ...

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York University (Toronto, ON) « Campusconservativewatch's Blog

... the York Federation of Students resulted in the election of an ultra- Conservative and actively Zionist slate called, ironically, “Progress NOT Politics. ...

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AP: Edwards says his Campaign Focuses on Progress not Politics - NBC29

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  1. Democrats.senate.gov - Senator Harry Reid, Majority Leader01/13/06, Progress, Not Politics. 01/13/06, DEMOCRATS CALL ON BUSH ADMINISTRATION TO FIX THE MEDICARE PRESCRIPTION DRUG PROGRAM ...
  2. https://www.democrats.senate.gov/newsroom/

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These are a few of the more interesting references to the slogan.


I WONDER WHO WAS THE "BRAIN" BEHIND THE BLOOMBERG SLOGAN AND HOW MUCH DID IT COST HIM ?


I wonder which way historians will record it. ?


"PROGRESS, NOT POLITICS" OR "POLITICS, NOT PROGRESS"

Before there was the “Oracle at Delphi” there was


Count Vampire J. Machiavelli


VJ Machiavelli



Thursday, February 11, 2010

LOOK MA JOHN HAGGERTY, JR IS MAKING MORE NEWS



How GOP Worker Got Bloomberg Money Is Investigated

New York Times - John Eligon -

The Manhattan district attorney's office is investigating the circumstances surrounding a $750000 payment that ended up in the hands of a ...


DA probing Bloomberg $750K donation - NYPOST.com

Feb 10, 2010 ... the party chairman, and John Haggerty Jr., the Bloomberg ...


Vance Investigating Indy/Bloomberg/Haggerty Connection »

New York Daily News (blog) - Elizabeth Benjamin - ‎Feb 9, 2010‎

The Manhattan DA is investigating a $750000 personal campaign contribution made by Mayor Bloomberg to the state Independence Party and ..


The midterms: Paterson's presser

msnbc.com - Domenico Montanaro - ‎

“Vance has subpoenaed records from Frank MacKay, the party chairman, and John Haggerty Jr., the Bloomberg campaign aide who hastily created a company that ...


Manhattan DA Investigates Bloomberg Donation

NY1 - ‎Feb 9, 2010‎

The Manhattan district attorney's office is looking into how an election year donation by Mayor Michael Bloomberg to the Independence Party was spent. ...


DA Investigates Mysterious $750000 Bloomberg Donation

Gothamist - Sabrina Jaszi - ‎Feb 9, 2010‎

Bloomberg made so many donations last year he can't even keep track of them all. Something shady is allegedly going on with one of them, ...


DA's Office Investigates Mayor Michael Bloomberg's $750K Campaign Donation

DNAinfo - Rich Julius - ‎Feb 9, 2010‎

The mayor's campaign told the Daily News that the $750000 donation that went to Special Elections Operations LLC was meant for election day expenses like ...


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Why is every buddy picking on John Haggerty, Jr. ?


Before there was the “Oracle at Delphi” there was


Count Vampire J. Machiavelli


VJ Machiavelli


Sunday, February 7, 2010

IS THIS THE BEGINNING OF "JOHN HAGGERTY JR GATE" AND THE END OF "PROGRESS NOT POLITICS" ?


Independence Party big promises change after 'secret deal' with Mike

New York Post - ‎

They finally 'fessed up that it was John Haggerty Jr., a veteran Republican operative who was working as what they called a "volunteer" in Bloomberg's ...


Mike's money mystery

New York Post - ‎

The campaign's counsel eventually fingered Bloomberg “volunteer” John Haggerty Jr. as the guy responsible for dispensing the cash. ..


What did Hizzoner know?

New York Post - ‎Feb 1, 2010‎

John Haggerty, a former Bloomberg campaign aide, told The Post that he used the money to pay poll workers on Election Day. But a longtime political ...


Mike mystery money went to key elex aide

New York Post - David Seifman - ‎Jan 30, 2010‎

The aide, John Haggerty Jr., served as a Bloomberg "volunteer involved in some of the activities" of Special Election Operations LLC, a hastily formed ...


Weekend Wrap »

New York Daily News (blog) - Elizabeth Benjamin - ‎Jan 31, 2010‎

Some $750000 of the $1.2 million Bloomberg gave to the state Independence Party went to the mayor's campaign volunteer, John Haggerty. Sen. ...


Como Inches Toward Addabbo Senate Challenge

City Hall - Chris Bragg - ‎Jan 26, 2010‎

... of the Queens GOP led by Ragusa, while a sizable minority of the party is aligned with a dissident faction led by brothers Bart and John Haggerty. ...


Bloomberg Gives Queens GOP Rebel a Token of His Esteem

Village Voice (blog) - Tom Robbins - ‎Jan 20, 2010‎

The First New Yorker's check went to something called the 28th Assembly District Republican Committee, which was launched last fall by John Haggerty, Jr., ...


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"Watergate" started as a small time break in, "Pensiongate" started as a tip to a hot line set up by Chris Callaghan, now we have the beginnings of another "Gate" will this lead to "progress not Politics" and the third term jinx, only time will tell.


Before there was the “Oracle at Delphi” there was


Count Vampire J. Machiavelli


VJ Machiavelli




CAN ROGER "SOCKS" STONE TURN MADAM KRISTIN DAVIS INTO GOVERNOR KRISTIN DAVIS ?

Kristin Davis, alleged Eliot Spitzer madam, to run for New York governor with GOP Roger Stone's help

RUSH & MOLLOY

Sunday, February 7th 2010, 8:52 AM

The race for governor just got a whole lot sexier.

"Manhattan Madam" Kristin Davis is tossing her lacy brassiere into the political ring - with the help of one of the GOP's most fearsome strategists.

Though he's often labeled a "trickster," former Nixon, Reagan and Bushes operative Roger Stone tells us he's dead serious about getting Davis on the ballot.

"This is not a hoax, a prank or a publicity stunt," said Stone, who has been quietly huddling with Davis for months. "I want to get her a half-million votes.

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Former Madam Kristin Davis Wants to Be Your Governor

New York Magazine - ‎

Kirstin Davis, the madam who arranged Eliot Spitzer's hooker hookups and flirted with a potential run for comptroller, is preparing to throw her sizable ...


"Manhattan Madam" Wants To Run For Governor

Gothamist - Jen Chung - ‎

... "Manhattan Madam" Kristin Davis, the madam who claims Spitzer was one of her clients, has been eyeing one of Spitzer's former jobs—being governor! ...

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Roger "Socks" Stone is on a roll in a matter of a few short days he will have gotten more PR for Kristin Davis than Laziostein has received in months.


Before there was the “Oracle at Delphi” there was


Count Vampire J. Machiavelli


VJ Machiavelli