Friday, December 17, 2010

Locking Down the Exits

That great photo of Molly Clifford in the D&C captures the essence of the thing -- back to the wall, staring ahead, hands clasped behind.   Ready for the blindfold and cigarette.

Whatever deal Joe Morelle made with Clifford to get her to back off a bid for the Democratic mayoral nomination will unfold in the months ahead.   The significant thing is that it had to be done.

It tells us that Morelle's presser yesterday was staged as a warning shot, to restive Democratic Committees across the City.   They're unhappy about being denied a Democratic primary, and having their candidate chosen for them.   "We're shutting this thing down," Morelle's telling his committees, "You have nowhere to turn."

"Here's your likely alternative and we've just taken it away."

The message from Morelle to unhappy Democratic committees is clear:   No way out.


Anonymous said...

Obviously the MCDC does not know proper flag etiquette as well...
"When on display, the flag is accorded the place of honor, always positioned to its own right. Place it to the right of the speaker or staging area or sanctuary. Other flags should be to the left." Guess Joe and the libs forgot about that.

Anonymous said...

This issue is much ado about nothing.

The premise that there are other interested and qualified democratic candidates interested in the job, as reported by media, should be questioned.

Happy Holidays!
Howling Mad Murdock