2005_04_nypcoverfreddy.jpgFormer Bronx Borough President Fernando Ferrer's campaign suffered a blow as two top aides resigned yesterday, due to "strategic differences." That sounds like a death knell of a campaign to Gothamist! Earlier this week, a Marist poll revealed that Ferrer had slipped significantly, with Mayor Bloomberg now leading; plus, his lead over Manhattan Borough President C. Virginia Fields was also much smaller. The two aides were the director of commucations and a senior media adviser, apparently frustrated that their "advice was being ignored," according to the NY Times. Political consultant Hank Sheinkopf also tells the Times Ferrer has to "change the discussion" from being just about his flip-flopping Amadou Diallo remarks. We can hear Fields', Miller's, and Weiner's own campaign operatives figuring out ways to stir up the discussion about that to neutralize Ferrer and make their own runs for the Democratic nod.

Also, it must be a slow news day when Teri Hatcher makes the cover of the Post just because she's been mauling a young boyfriend at a club in Chelsea.