Former Council Speaker and losing 2013 mayoral wannabe Christine Quinn finished licking her wounds and came out of the closet.
She assisted in the creation of the Women's Equity Party. This party was designed to give Governor Andrew Cuomo another line on the ballot and drive a wedge between Republican candidate Rob Astorino and female voters.
Now the political quid pro quo, or "payoff," now that Governor Cuomo has been re-elected. He has returned the favor and appointed Quinn to a plum position in his administration as a "special advisor."
Political clubhouse hacks of a feather love to flock together!