Sadly, for them, they don’t see it; don’t understand it, and are oblivious as to that which Nick has planned for them down the road.
First, understand that Nick and his crew never, never, never forget betrayals of the past and their avowed revenge for those past betrayals is as if etched in stone – unchangeable, permanent, forever and as severe as they can make it.
In this case McLaughlin/Spencer/Spring, etc., believe that Nick wanted to partner with them to take control of the schools. He would never partner with them – he hates them; politically speaking (I hate to sound like former Yonkers Mayor John Spencer, but he does.).
Nick has managed to obtain control of the “administrative” functions of the Yonkers Board of Education (YBoE) and place it in his hands, alone. Mikey (Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano) does the day-to-day work, but Nick and Papa Len (former Westchester County Clerk Leonard Spano) control it all. McLaughlin/Spencer/Spring and the Irish majority of the City Council have no share whatsoever of that power.
In fact, this plan takes away any power that they had beforehand. The most important part of the plan for Nick is to control the Human Resources office at the YBoE. Hereafter, every single job that is given (or taken away) will be given (or taken away) by Nick, not by McLaughlin/Spencer/Spring or by an Irish majority of the City Council, and they will have nothing to say about those jobs. Unless, of course, they ask Nick to bestow a job or two upon them. Nick will do that but the pound of flesh to be given for each such bestowal will be more like a ton of flesh.
In the end, McLaughlin/Spencer/Spring and the Irish majority of the City Council will be so deeply indebted to Nick that they will be on a short leash, more like a “choker” and a leash combo, and they will be ordered to do as Nick says, in all ways and at all times. They will be neutered. They have been neutered.
Compound this by general spending (contracts) and capital projects (more and bigger contracts) which McLaughlin/Spencer/Spring and the Irish majority of the City Council will have nothing to say about. This one will especially disappoint Spencer since he loved the good old days with then Yonkers Public School Superintendent Andre Hornsby (now in a Federal lockup for corruption) when he doled out hundreds of millions in capital projects with the naked backyard pool jumper (Thomas Weibrecht) as the front man.
I could go on and on, but Nick has even gotten McLaughlin blaming the Albany Delegation for the double cross. How dumb can you get?
If McLaughlin/Spencer/Spring believe that Nick has big political futures in store for the “team”, they are even dumber than first thought. When Mikey’s time is done, Nick will install one of the Spano faithful. That won’t be McLaughlin; for sure.
When Nick finally does pull the carpet out from under McLaughlin, he will land so severely on his bald head, that he’ll lose the remaining red hairs left there.
Nick will never forget McLaughlin/Spencer/Spring berating him over inadequate school funding. That harangue would come to eventually cost Nick his senate seat. He will never forget it, and he will never forgive them.
Nick will never forget the “Dumbo & Jumbo” nomination that Spencer and McLaughlin and Spring (Kathy Spring Spencer) tagged Mikey and him with, over and over again.
Good luck. You are no match for Nick. Watch your backs at all times. Brush up on the “Godfather” movie and the “Sopranos” series.
The author is being kept anonymous for fear of retribution by Publisher / Editor Hezi Aris who knows this person to be credible in every aspect of his superlative resume of accomplishment.