093008silver.jpgYesterday the Sun broke news that Democratic Assembly speaker Sheldon Silver has a weird habit of traveling from New York City to Albany by flying through D.C., racking up frequent flier miles for himself while costing taxpayers $500 to $760 for his round-trip airfare. Today the defunct paper takes a Parthian shot at the politician, interviewing watchdog groups who say Silver's costly (but legal) commute is proof that the state legislature needs to revise its transportation policy. And Bill Hammond at the Daily News goes further, deriding the assemblyman for his excess. Hammond (who bears a striking resemblance to accounts receivable accountant Herbert Kornfeld), says, "If there's a costlier, less direct and more wasteful way for state government to do something, count on Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver to find it...It's time to ground Air Sheldon."