Just as I predicted in a letter to the editor prior to the September Democratic Primary for Queens borough president: to the victor goes the spoils.
I said "Don't be surprised when congress member and Queens County Democratic Party chairperson Joseph Crowley and Queens Borough President Melinda Katz reward Councilman Leroy Comrie, Deputy Borough President Barry Grodenchik and State Senator Jose Peralta for being loyal members in good standing."
They all took the "hint" from Crowley, folded their tents and endorsed Katz. Crowley will reward each by either becoming deputy borough president, working for Mayor Bill de Blasio, Comptroller Scott Striner, Public Advocate Letitia James or be designated as the "official Queens County Democratic Party clubhouse" candidate for future public office.
First up for the quid pro quo is Comrie, who was named deputy borough president. He was not selected from a classified ad in the New York Times.
There are hundreds of citizens who voluntarily serve on community boards, along with thousands of other professional people, equally if not more qualified for the job.