2006_01_poo.jpgMayor Bloomberg's press secretary, Ed Skyler, was named a deputy mayor, making the 32 year old the youngest deputy mayor in quite a while. Skyler, whom The Politicker calls the "arch-maven of media, will be the Deputy Mayor For Administration, which means he will assist Bloomberg with managing agencies like the NYPD, FDNY, Office of Emergency Management, and Office of Labor Relations and actually oversee agencies such as the Department of Sanitation, Department of Citywide Administrative Services, and the Business Integrity Commission. The NY Times has various pundits discuss Skyler's appointment, but the fun fact is that Skyler is actually a Republican.

As for his credentials, Sklyer went to U. Penn and got a law degree from Fordham, worked for the Parks Department and then Mayor Giuliani in press/information positions...and then made his way to Bloomberg LP's corporate communications group. And this graphic is from Newsday's website last night (the article is actually titled "Mayor elevates 32-year-old to deputy"); Gothamist made a New Year's resolution not to make as many poo jokes, but we're off to a bad, bad start.