Here's our Bob Kappstatter's political column for the day, starting off with that ex-state senator whose name will apparently continue to live on in infamy, Pedro Espada, Jr.:
We're sure it's the least of his worries these days, but former state Sen. Pedro Espada still has a small matter of $62,580 to clear up with the city.
That's the amount in Sanitation summons fines and late fees remaining for illegally slapping 598 campaign posters on light poles during last September's primary campaign, in which Gustavo Rivera clobbered him.
The Wascally Wabbit missed a Jan. 7 hearing at the city's Environmental Control Board, though he did make a token payment of $150.
ECB spokeswoman Marisa Senigo said Pedro has one opportunity left to request a new hearing, and if he's a no-show again, the case goes to a judge, who could slap him with a lien.
That 62G fine, of course, probably pales in comparison to his lawyer's fees for dealing with that federal indictment charging him and son Pedro G. with looting his nonprofit Soundview Health Clinic chain to live the high life.