After Council Speaker Christine Quinn stormed out of her own press conference in response to a heckler yelling out “Pharaoh Bloomberg!” at the end of the last month, Public Advocate Bill de Blasio carefully presented measured criticism as a response. In fact, his comments expressing puzzlement at her move made him the only likely mayoral contender to be quoted in story after story about the affair. And, asked about the event again on Inside City Hall last night, he continued the argument a little further.
“I was very surprised, to say the least, and I think it was a mistake by the speaker,” Mr. de Blasio began, pivoting to highlight the living wage legislation that the rally was about. “The issue is we’re trying to address income inequality, we’re trying to talk about how to get opportunity for people and help more people in the middle class.” Read More