Posted by Tom Robbins at 1:17 PM, April 14, 2008
Council Speaker Christine Quinn is the most honest person Mayor Bloomberg knows. The mayor said so himself earlier this month when Quinn found herself in hot water thanks to a federal-city probe into a hide-the-money scheme involving council slush funds.
But Quinn shouldn't get too excited.
Mike "I'm not a politician" Bloomberg said the exact same thing about State Senate majority leader Joe Bruno earlier this year when the Albany big was facing his own investigative troubles.
And he said it about another Republican political ally, Staten Island Borough President James Molinaro, when Molinaro's dealings with a mobster surfaced in 2005.
Here's the battle of the quotes: