I'm making my prediction about 6 months ahead of time but I'd be willing to bet I'm right.
I've never met Kevin but I'm going to make a big effort to do so, just as I did with LT and Biben and Mitra yada yada. Some times it works and some times it doesn't.
Now you might rightly ask how could Gagan get this job when so many commissioners were against his appointment as Chief of Staff? And that's a fair question it takes a lot of anger to get Marvin Jacobs and Mary Lou Rath and David Renzi to actually make an appearance in Albany. Likewise the animus Weissman and Cavullo and Renee Roth showed towards Gagan was tangible.
But they will not be commissioners when Gagan is appointed the next JJOKE head.
Watch how many of the anti Gagan (really anti LT, really really anti Cuomo) commissioners are left by the end of the year.
There will be a whole new crop of Jokesters over the next 6 months none of whom will have any institutional memory, all of whom will go along and get along with Dan Horwitz's pick for executive director. And Dan will pick Kevin because Monica Stamm is too smart to take the job.
Don't say I didn't warn everyone.
Maybe I'll apply for the position when this national search takes place.
They say they want an independent person from outside government with experience enforcing ethics.
Here I am guys and gals all we have to do is negotiate my pay package.
After all you get what you pay for.
Oh and by the way I vote Marvin Jacobs the greatest hypocrite to come out of JJOKE since DiFiore.
Marvin insists that the next executive Director must have no ties to government to insure independence. Does Marvin consider himself independent? He was, remember, appointed by his college roommate and federally indicted Assemblyman Sheldon Silver. Should that disqualify you Marvin?
Resign Marvin it will make one less Joker the governor has to get rid of to engineer Gagan's appointment.