It was a story that enraptured headlines for the entire week, involving the FBI, business interests, moles and all the other classic characters in political scandal. Last month, Queens Councilman Dan Halloran was caught in cahoots with State Senator Malcolm Smith in a scheme to rig the Republican race for the party's mayoral nominee. If convicted, Halloran wil face huge fines and possible time behind bars.
Oh, he's also an avid pagan and a Tea Party brigadier. Our profile on him from a few years back can tell you all about that.
So yesterday, when he announced that he'd not seek re-election, there was not one person that said to him or herself, "What?! Why?!" No one really expected him to run for office again, right?More »