“The meeting was tense and disorganized at different points. … Regent James Cottrell, an at-large member from Brooklyn, at one point jokingly referred to the dissenting regents as the ‘gang of seven,’ to which [Bronx Regent Betty] Rosa took offense. She stressed she wanted the record to show she didn’t appreciate name-calling. He apologized, noting that he meant the moniker with only respect. [PRO] http://capi.tl/1IgfSBi
The "Gang of Seven"?
Sure the nickname was meant in respect.
How about "Cuomo's Gang of Ten" for the rest of the members of the Board of Regents?