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Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Adolfo Watch

An update to yesterday's news roundup: Washington Post columnist Al Kamen chimed in today on reports that Bronx BP Adolfo Carrion, speaking off the record (or so he thought), told a group of Yale students that the Obama Administration had offered him a cabinet position.

Further, Kamen notes that yesterday's discovery of the website AdolfoCarrion.com by some blogs only contributed to the recent problems for the BP. The site, which includes a Carrion Political Cartoon Archive and attacks his economic and housing development record, is owned by Andy Wolf, publisher of the Bronx Press Review and Riverdale Review, according to the New York Observer. The site credits the mayor's office for all of the urban development projects undertaken in the Bronx since Carrion became BP in 2001. [Incidentally, we plugged in all the other borough presidents' names -- martymarkowitz.com, scottstringer.com, etc. -- and those URLs all seem to still be up for grabs. Maybe Carrion's Web problem will prod the others to plunk down the lousy 50 bucks and save themselves a whole lot of tsuris (Yiddish for trouble)].

Equally displeased at the idea of Carrion in a position of power within the Obama Administration, Tom Robbins posted his Five Reasons Why Bronx Beep Adolfo Carrion Will Be a Great HUD Secretary yesterday to the Village Voice's blog Runnin' Scared.

--Peter Mullin and Jordan Moss contributed to this post.


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