Lew Fidler Laments Impending Loss of Parking Permit

fidler.jpgThe Daily Politics’ Liz Benjamin captured this little off-the-cuff gem in her interview yesterday with Brooklyn Council member Lew Fidler. Fidler, who called the 17-member congestion pricing commission "a sham," is emerging as one of City Council’s most outspoken congestion pricing critics:

"I am not retiring, but I have not decided what I’m going to do,"
Fidler said. "I’m not running for mayor, comptroller, public advocate
of borough president. There are lots of ways to serve in government,
and they’re not always elected positions…I enjoy being a councilman
more than I could tell you. I wish I wasn’t term-limited, but I’m not
going to run for an office I’m not likely to win, trying to jam a
square peg in a round hole, just to keep the parking permit."

Tell it like it is, Lewis!

  • nobody

    And this guy calls himself an environmentalist? Looks like he could use some time out of the car.

    Lose the permit, Lew.

  • Eric

    Maybe it’s time for Lew to put together a resumé and try life in the private sector.

  • He looks like a fairly round peg to me. As one of my High School teachers used to say: “How can someone so round be so square?”

  • MF

    ok. it sounds like a joke. hell, i know it was a joke, i asked him.
    for all of you bloggers out there, making comments, you should know that he doesnt need a “resume,” he has a job.
    Why comment on the “round” comment. it takes someone with great esteem and political know how to go on to blogs and point out someones weight. sheer brilliance here.

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