Just in from Mulatto White House...Adolfo Carrion Jr. is being tabbed for a Obama Cabinet position. Question is, why this nomination, and is it Barack repaying Mr. Bloomberg by getting competition for the MAyor's position out of town in 2009?
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Well well well...seems that Obama is picking someone local, someone I know something about as a member of his cabinet...one Adolfo Carrión Jr. of the Bronx. I know him as much as your average Joe can know any politician. From my position, Carrion is a man that likes being important...we'll leave it at that. He's a pick that La Raza would endorse...again, we'll leave it at that. He's a man that would be very supportive of the rights of illegal aliens...again, we'll leave it at that. In short, this is not a pick I would endorse, and from my perspective, Obama seems bent on pushing an AMNESTY driven agenda, and in that I believe he might throw America into civil war fought on the streets of Blue Collar America in a us verse them battle for the American Dream. (one note...have to wonder if this is not a Bloomberg encouraged pick to keep Carrion from running for Mayor in 2009.)
President Of Bronx Could Get Cabinet Post
Published: November 23, 2008
Adolfo Carrión Jr. is being considered for a senior position in the Obama administration, possibly as secreta ry of housing and urban development, people involved in the transition said.
Carrion on the issues
"The initiatives that the mayor took and the idea of accountability through mayoral control is the right direction. I don't however agree [with having] a rubber stamp panel for education policy. If you asked for accountability, you should ask for somebody to check your authority by challenging your ideas and vetting them."
"What we've done is we've really focused our efforts on education and prevention. You're not going to fix entirely a lifetime worth of damage… but the shift in behavior to wellness requires information and education."
Mayor Bloomberg's Congestion Pricing Plan
"The fact that we can reduce millions of tons of particulate matter from the environment, and reduce the heat effect that we create and get more people to live healthy… is a good thing… It's the objective that's more important than the inconvenience."
"There needs to be an environment of respect created in our city for the police and police officers and their authority, but that standard is upheld and created by a standard of respect toward the community."
Development and Housing
"I think the mayor's effort to plan for the future of the city is right on target."
Manhattan Train Link to JFK
Manhattan Train Link to JFK
"Access to Manhattan and the business center has to be absolutely accessible for people who come in by airport. That's why this whole notion of a train to the plane is so important."