Monday, August 23, 2010
The World of New York Politics: Paterson, Giuliani, and the matter of the NY Yankee Tickets: "As you may know, and I'm not sure if it changed under Mr. Giuliani, then Mayor Koch was 'ordered' to show his daily agenda as part of good government by the City Council, so there would be some fair-warning where the Mayor would show up, I imagine for the press. What I found very astounding, and I'd seen former Mayor Giuliani a few times in City Hall Park, in the archaeology of the 'First Almshouse' cemetery in 1999 a part of City Hall upgrades and improvements, was that he could just deny access to city records to the State Comptroller, then Mr. McCall, claiming an audit part of 'politics' said to be running for NY Governor! I'm not sure any other mayor in the U.S. could get away with that. He also, then visiting Arkansas, considering a possible U.S. Senate campaign against now Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, had its state flag flown over City Hall! City Council legislation followed up on it so that something like it, ordering a city employee to obtain one and do so, would never happen again. I think they should let up on Governor Paterson, and ask who was injured by it."