Christine Quinn Stands Behind Decision on Larry Seabrook Slush Funds
New York City Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn continued to dole out taxpayer money from her discretionary slush fund to Councilman Larry Seabrook, giving him over $350,000 in slush funds in the city's 2012 fiscal year budget, which begins on July 1, The New York Times reported.
What bloggers immediately found shocking was that Speaker Quinn would still dole out taxpayer money to Mr. Seabrook, even though his federal investigation corruption trial ended in a mistrial ; prosecutors are expected to mount a second trial against Mr. Seabrook on corruption charges related to his misuse of Speaker Quinn's slush funds.
Today, the top political bloggers in New York City posted scathing indictments of Speaker Quinn. Gary Tilzer from True News From Change NYC lambasted Speaker Quinn thusly : Showing No Moral Leadership, Quinn Continues to Fund Seabrook.
And Suzannah B. Troy from Christine Quinn Mini Me, reminded her readers that Speaker Quinn left vacant the position of Chief Compliance Officer for an impossible 11 months, even though this job was specifically created to oversee Speaker Quinn's annual multi-million slush fund.
Separately, the editorial boards (not individual columnists, but the entire body of the editorial editors) of The New York Daily News, The New York Times, and The New York Post, which can never agree on ANYTHING, have all denounced Speaker Quinn over the political corruption that is forever tainted with her annual backroom slush fund bonanza.