After I review the evidence, I will offer advice to the Mayor on how he can best move forward and redeem himself.
First, what exactly did Bill de Blasio say that has landed him in so much trouble. On December 3, after a StatenIsland grand jury decided not to indict the officer whose chokehold killed Eric Garner, de Blasio said that he was “astonished by the decision” and that it was a “very painful day for so many New Yorkers.” De Blasio also made the following unspeakable comments about how he and his wife Chirlane have worried about the safety of their son, Dante:
Some people like to face their fears. Others like to ignore them and pretend they’re not there. And now we know that Governor Andrew Cuomo definitely belongs in the second camp.
We knew that New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) was too afraid to debate his primary challenger, Progressive Fordham University law professor Zephyr Teachout. But we didn’t know that he was so afraid of her, her mere presence causes him to shut down, pretends she’s not there, and screams for help.
Until this weekend… when Teachout threatened Cuomo with an attempted “hello,” at New York City’s Labor Day Parade on Saturday.
NYTrue.com captured the video of the terribly scary exchange. Here’s a blow by blow.
Teachout and her running mate Tim Wu menacingly approach Cuomo and his running Kathy Hochul.
Cuomo’s campaign manager, Joe Pecoco, protects the Cuomo and Hochul, putting his life on the line as he bravely places his body between Teachout and Cuomo.
Teachout harasses the Governor and his staff, shouting aggressive, inappropriate things like, “Hi, how we doing?”
Unable to get through, Tenacious T, doggedly pursues her victims through another route. Understandably scared for their lives, Cuomo and Hochul turn away from Teachout.