December 17, 2010
BREAKING: We're Just Wild About Larry
A hearty Niagara Times congratulations to former North Tonawanda Mayor Larry Soos, who, sources inside Niagara County's government tell us, will be starting his highly-anticipated patronage gig at the Niagara County Board of Elections on Monday.
This is, of course, a big promotion for Larry, who has spent the past 11 months begging, desperately, for patronage somewhere, anywhere. Regular readers of this blog know that back in August, Larry was knocking on NYPA Boss Richie Kessel's door in the hopes of landing a low-level patronage job at the Power Authority. We are told that NYPA brass found Larry, um, lacking. It seems that one Democratic appointee at the Authority even insinuated he doubted whether Soos was equipped to be the agency's shoe-shine boy.
And, apparently the image of one their former top officials begging for the opportunity to shine Richie Kessel's shoes was too much for some Niagara Democrats to stomach. So, odious Democrat Party Chair Dan Rivera leaned on Democrat Elections Commissioner Nancy Smith to end Soos' humiliation.
Anyway, congratulations to Larry Soos. His new gig comes just in time for the holidays.
But remember, Larry, Nancy Smith likes to be able to see her own reflection in her shoes. And she wants two coats of polish on the pumps. Get busy.