Wednesday, July 27, 2005

I Have a Huge Crush on Gifford Miller


That's right. I have a huge crush on City Council Speaker Gifford Miller and will probably vote for him in the Democratic Mayoral Primary because of it. But the reasons I have a crush on him are the same reasons I think he'd make a decent mayor (except for the cute way he talks like he has a piece of hard candy in his mouth and that he's just really attractive). Tonight I watched him at the Parks1 Mayoral Forum; and in addition to being charismatic and feisty, Giff was also well informed on the park issue (specifically park maintenance, which everyone else seems to forget about while they're busy allocating capital funds). Though he's a politician and shied a way from a few issues, I felt he was generally honest (which is really the best you can get from a politician these days) and not afraid to be the first one to stand up and answer any question. Plus, did I mention he's really cute? Think how much more fun NY1 could be to watch. And, God, he's so hot when he gets snarky with the other candidates!

15 comments:

word up said...

Lord, I hope you're being sarcastic. He'll break your heart.

DietSpice said...

He's dapper! Ow ow!

Samantha said...

When he started in on the Mayor I was psyched - the passionate rant about how Maintenance Funding is the key to healthy neighborhoods got the biggest cheer from the crowd not just because people respond to passion from politicians, but that crowd knew parks policy.

Politicians would rather let the park fall apart; Float capital bonds - borrowing money that future generations have to pay off - rebuild the park, have a ribbon cutting and be the hero for a day.

Then they let the park begin to fall apart again.

Miller was saying that the harder thing to do is hire gardeners, hire plumbers "there's like three in the whole city" he said, hire recreation programmers, hire electricians -- that's hard. You've got to pay them, pay their retirement, etc.

But that is the solution. That's why people cheered.

eefers said...

is this samantha TEE?

f said...

The capital funds Bloomberg is spending (so he can get ribbon cutting photo-ops) is actually money that Giuliani made possible by his increases to the debt ceiling.

I think if Miller tried he could out-charisma Bloomberg in a general election, for sure.

But then Bloomberg would simply spend eight. trillion. god-damned. dollars. to win

Taya said...

I'm right there with ya lady--from the front it was a toss-up between his baby blues & Dave Evans'.

Seriously though, it's always nice to hear a candidate speak with some fire in his belly. He felt less canned than the others--most of the responses last night were pre-fab soundbites timed down to the second.

Samantha said...

eefers, nice to see you again. We should have gone out for a drink after the Forum last night.

You're right, he's a cute guy. Charming as hell.

I thought Dave Evans was an awesome moderator. Awesome.

eefers said...

Samantha, we really should get a drink soon. Will you be at Rudy's on Thursday? I may be there on the early side but it's also the CasHank Hootenanny Jamboree...

Samantha said...

If by thursday at Rudy's you mean DL then, yes.

f said...

I also liked how Miller was gentlemanly enough to write notes to Ognibene telling him what the questions were. (I think Ognibene is a little hearing impaired).

eefers said...

Oh my god! I didn't notice that from way up in "Blogger's Alley." How funny!

spew in 11211 said...

ugh i hate giff so much right now (mr. sellout the neighborhood and never acknowledge it, lets put all waste transfer stations in brooklyn and use government funds to pay for my mailers -total douchebag that his is.

but i love you anyway effers.
how could i not.

f said...

I think Miller stole the show at the forum. It's now between Ferrer and Miller for me. Weiner's no-show is going to make it hard for him to win over the neighborhood activists who went. And your posts here say it all for me.

eefers said...

Spew, who are you?

There are plenty of reasons to not like Giff. I have quite a few issues with him (MTS's, only coming out against the West Side Stadium when he decided to run for mayor, approving the Brooklyn arena) but I have much bigger problems with most of the other candidates. I'm still ambivalent on Wiener and my mind could still change by September 13, but that Giff. Grr!

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