Long Island Senate Republican Leader John Flanagan recently completed an alcohol treatment program. He said the pressure of leading the Senate caused him to become dependent on alcohol and after the Senate session ended in June, he checked himself into a rehab program.
The New York Post also seems to think that Flangan’s sometime-nemesis Mayor Bill de Blasio needs help. In the last few days, they’ve run a series of negative stories claiming that de Blasio takes mid-day naps and bullies his staff. The Post suggests that the mayor has driven away aides by being unprofessional. Though de Blasio denied the allegations, it’s notable that he doesn’t have former aides going around praising his work ethic.