Maybe the Garden City law firm Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein can start sharing office space with the New York State executive branch.
The resignation of Charles O’Byrne as Gov. David A. Paterson’s top gatekeeper on Friday made William Cunningham III, the firm’s former managing partner, the new number-two on the Capitol’s second floor.
This happened days after the buzz began that Nassau Executive Thomas Suozzi — whom Cunningham served as top deputy — could become Paterson’s running mate, for lieutenant governor, in 2010.
And Meyer, Suozzi is the firm where Joseph Suozzi, father of the county executive, and Basil Paterson, the governor’s father, hang their hats.
“All this could make things simpler around the holidays,” a longtime Democratic operative said lightheartedly.
Assuming Attorney General Andrew Cuomo and Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli seek re-election, Paterson’s picking Suozzi for lieutenant governor would put three downstate Italian-American candidates on the same statewide ticket.