Monday, January 30, 2006


Pay to Play

A CURIOUS ARGUMENT: On March 3, when Supreme Court Judge Martin Marcus refused to dismiss indictments against Assemblyman Clarence Norman and Brooklyn Democratic Party executive director Jeff Feldman for allegedly strong-arming two Civil Court candidates, a spokesman for Brooklyn District Attorney Joe Hynes said, “It supports our allegation that to become a judge in Brooklyn you have to play Norman’s dirty game.”
Only one problem with that argument: both candidates who played “Norman’s dirty game” lost the election. In that year, 2002, machine-backed Karen Yellen and Marcia Sikowitz were topped by Margarita Lopez Torres and Dolores Thomas. -Brooklyn Politics by Erik Engquist, March 14, 2005

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