Bloomy's Dubious 'Most Honest' Award

Council Speaker Christine Quinn is the most honest person Mayor Bloomberg knows. The mayor said so himself earlier this month when Quinn found herself in hot water thanks to a federal-city probe into a hide-the-money scheme involving council slush funds.

But Quinn shouldn't get too excited.

Mike "I'm not a politician" Bloomberg said the exact same thing about State Senate majority leader Joe Bruno earlier this year when the Albany big was facing his own investigative troubles.

And he said it about another Republican political ally, Staten Island Borough President James Molinaro, when Molinaro's dealings with a mobster surfaced in 2005. Here's the battle of the quotes:

  • April 3, 2008, re Quinn: "She's the most honest person I know."

  • March 10, 2008, re Bruno: "The most honest and trustworthy person I've ever met."

  • February, 2005 re Molinaro: "Just the most honest, straightforward person you can meet."

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