Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Adolfo's Declaration of Independence: Too Late

In this morning's NY Daily News, Bob Kappstatter comments on Bronx Borough President Adolfo Carrion's strange no show at a mayoral dog and pony in the borough last week: "Borough President Adolfo CarriĆ³n threw a snit fit last week, skipping a presser by Mayor Bloomberg outside the Bronx County Building. Insiders said Adolfo's tired of being treated like one of the pooches whenever May-yuh Mike rolls into the boro to put on a dog-and-pony show."

A little late for this isn't it? Kappy captures the tardiness here: "Especially, as some critics have noted, after all the rolling over and sitting the BP's done for City Hall on controversial projects like the Gateway Mall and new Yankee Stadium." Indeed he has, so why the posturing now after the development cat's long out of the bag?

It's not as if, as Kappy says, he's not going to take credit for the "economic development." And after all, what really did Adolfo do on all of this besides waive a pom pom? It does seem rather curious behavior at this late date, doesn't it?