Albany, NY – Despite the fact that ex-Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver left office in disgrace and is facing possible jail time on corruption charges, it didn’t stop some New York pols from saying they missed the annual Kosher breakfast spread the former political kingpin laid out before the governor’s “State of the State Address.”
NYPOST.com (http://nyp.st/1RPdREH) reports that reviews were largely mixed on the menu new Speaker Carl E. Heastie provided, leaving many longing for the Kosher feast they’d become accustomed to under Silver’s leadership.
One attendee said, ““A big tradition in Albany, before the governor’s State of the State address, is the breakfast served by the assembly speaker. For the past decade, Sheldon Silver won high praise for the sumptuous kosher spread he laid out.”
“People feasted on bagels and lox and talked politics, it was a hoot!” another source said. “New Speaker Carl E. Heastie served a lavish spread that wasn’t in the kosher tradition . . . Bacon, sausage and ham were on the menu.”