De Blasio and Company Ride the Subway
“Read my lips: I don’t care. It’s an irrelevancy,” Mayor de Blasio declared yesterday.
Well, that’s a little cold.
De Blasio is back in the deep weeds, his minions having booted vagrants from a couple of Brooklyn subway stations so the bums wouldn’t spoil a weekend campaign photo-op.
And getting caught at it.
And then lying about it.
And then getting caught in the lie, which clearly has made the mayor a tad peevish. This is understandable, because the episode exposes him as a man who can’t even stage a four-subway-stop publicity stunt — even as he runs for a second term as chief executive of the world’s greatest city.
(God surely must love New York, given the people it manages to survive.)
De Blasio had set out Sunday to throw shade on Gov. Cuomo and his torturous transit system — a noble cause, actually. The governor needs all the subway grief that can be heaped on him.
Bob McManus is a contributing editor to the Manhattan Institute’s City Journal.
This piece originally appeared in New York Post