Kip of the "Bay Ridge Journal" jumps all over story about Nicole's move that broke in "Capital New York"
Staten Island GOP Chairman says he has “...No Problem...” with Malliotakis’ change of address into the Lanza State Senate district — but Antoniello won’t move to bridge any divisions in the Staten Island GOP vis a vis Nicole yet
“Kip” in the Bay Ridge Journal put it this way: “... State Assembly Member Nicole Malliotakis (R-64th AD) has changed her voting address from Rosebank to the western end of Bay Terrace. *** The move keeps her in the same Assembly district, but moves her from State Senator Diane Savino's district into State Senator Andrew Lanza's.” (See “Malliotakis Queing up Her Next Run?” by Kip, 1/24/15, Bay Ridge Journal [http://bayridgejournal.blogspot.com/2015/01/malliotakis-queing-up-her-next-run.html]). You can’t get more pithy than that.
WHAT DOES ALL OR ANY OF IT MEAN ?When Staten Island Republican Party chairman John Antoniello said “We’ll have to cross that bridge when we come to it....” — was he taking a shot at Brooklyn and that Nicole M represented a part of that borough ? Possibly so, because any taint of “Brooklyn stink” can be deadly in races involving Staten Island.
When you put it all in a little context it makes somewhat more sense. According to the report in Capital New York, “Staten Island Republican Party chairman John Antoniello said it was Malliotakis’ choice to make the move. *** ‘I have no problem with it,’ he said. *** Asked if he would support Malliotakis if Lanza's Senate seat were to come open, Antoniello said, ‘We’ll have to cross that bridge when we come to it.’...” (See “Malliotakis moves Senate districts
Tweet” by Colby Hamilton, 1/23/15, Capital New York [http://www.capitalnewyork.com/article/albany/2015/01/8560824/malliotakis-moves-senate-districts]). Needless to say, all of that is code; and Alan Turing with his zip-zam-zowy decoding machine couldn’t decode it unless he knew the nuances of Staten Island Republican politics in advance ( In the movie, “Imitation Game,” the Bletchley Parkers [a variation of Nosey Parkers] needed to know the actual letters in certain repeated phrases in all the German messages to break the Enigma-coded messages, even with Turing’s machine).
So here’s how “Kip” sees it : “... Coming just after Richmond County District Attorney Dan Donovan beat her out as the county GOP committee nominee in the upcoming special election to replace former Congressional Representative Michael Grimm, Malliotakis' move is seen as a succession bid. *** If Donovan gets elected to Congress and State Senator Andrew Lanza, regarded as the leading Republican contender for Donovan's seat, succeeds him as district attorney, Lanza's seat in the State Senate will be open.”
Then again, what does “Kip” know ? She’s from Brooklyn and she’s a Democrat. But while she was at it, why didn’t she opine what it all meant for the corner of Bay Ridge represented by our girl, Nicole.