That was the way the AP decided to put it right out there on Yahoo News
It probably could fly pretty well in Staten Island and Southwest Brooklyn — However, do Boehner insiders in the GOP congressional caucus and the rest of the National GOP Establishment want that albatross around their necks through the 2016 elections ?
Boehner called Grimm’s decision to resign “Honorable” — But he might also see the selection of Donovan to be the GOP candidate as going from the frying pan into the fire
According to an AP headlined article that appeared on Yahoo, “Potential candidates eyed a Staten Island congressional seat Tuesday as Republican Rep. Michael Grimm announced his resignation, following a guilty plea on tax evasion charges. *** Among the possible candidates is a Staten Island prosecutor who oversaw a case in which a white New York City police officer was cleared in the death of a black man in an apparent chokehold. Two state lawmakers [Republican Nicole Malliotakis and Democrat Michael Cusick] and a former congressman [Democrat Michael McMahon] who was unseated by Grimm could also be interested in the open seat....” (See “Prosecutor in Garner case ponders Grimm seat” by Matthew Daly, 12/30/14, Yahoo News/ AP [http://news.yahoo.com/guilty-plea-ny-congressman-resign-142032217.html]).
The Yahoo/AP article by Matthew Daly repeatedly pointed out that Republican Dan Donovan was the prosecutor in a case in which a Staten Island Grand Jury cleared a white New York City police officer in the death of Eric Garner, a black man, after Garner had been placed in an apparent prohibited choke-hold; and that Garner's death touched off nationwide protests and was one of two police killings cited by a gunman who murdered two New York City police officers earlier this month. It was also mentioned that Donovan is considered the front-runner among the several potential GOP candidates for Grimm’s seat.