Pigeon Under Glass
by Geoff Kelly - posted 1:59 pm, June 30, 2009
An addendum to the post below on Steve Pigeon:
Tonight, Pigeon—counsel to New York State Senator Pedro Espada, director of Tom Golisano’s Responsible New York committee, former chairman of the Erie County Democratic Committee, architect of the Republican takeover of the New York State Senate takeover—hosts $1,000-a-head fundraiser for Republican-turned-Democrat Arlen Specter, whose Senate seat will be challenged from all sides of the political spectrum next year. (Of course, $1,000 is the low-class ticket; you can pay $2,400 if you really want to be the big swinging…swinger.) The party starts at 5:30pm.
The fundraiser is at the Regency Hotel Ballroom on Park Avenue in Manhattan. Pigeon is laying down at least $40,000 for the event, while billions in funding for upstate schools, housing, services, and development are held hostage by the paralysis caused by the power grab he helped to orchestrate.
On the menu: beef Wellington, wild mushroom bruschetta, and shrimp cocktail. Steak tartare, lump crab cake, boursin cheese tartlets, asparagus and prosciutto, California rolls, shrimp shumai, and chicken sate. I’m told there’s an open bar.