You might also remember that we brought you the story of a Ledger/Star staffer who will be covering the race, and their attempt to mine some information on the long list of candidates for the 20th District from someone they thought might be in-the-know. That certain someone-in-the-know played to not be so much not in-the-know, and offered little guidance.
They were faking!
Not that it has become official, we can tell you that the certain staffer was trying to get the opinion of John Liu’s chief of staff, John Choe, on who the frontrunners might be so as not to waste a bunch of time researching and getting to know a bunch of people who would prove to be little more than also-rans.
Choe played coy, saying that he didn’t really know that much about the race or the contenders – even though he has worked in Flushing politics and been an active member of the community for years - and that he didn’t really feel comfortable saying who he thought had the best chance to win. We now learn that the reason he didn’t want to say who had the best chance to win is because he thinks he has the best chance to win!
On Monday, Choe announced that he would be running for the Liu’s seat. We can’t really blame him for dodging the question; we certainly wouldn’t want to be on or off the record with some nosy penny-a-liner saying who we thought would win a race that we just might intend to enter. (That’s why Pol Position won’t say who we think will win for mayor this year!)
Well Mr. Choe, now that you have officially entered politics, you have now officially entered Pol Position. Pleased to meet you.