Connecticut Senator Joe Lieberman discussed his new book about observing the sabbath, on NY1 last night.
The line at the 6:16 mark stood out:
“If I may come close to the edge, as I say in the book, the rabbis, in all their brilliance, did create, oh, a couple of thousand years ago, one of the things that should happen on the sabbath is that husbands and wives are to be together, sexually, just in case you missed that during the week.”
“Nobody’s going to give a political speech. This is much too solemn an event. And I’m sure Gov. Cuomo and Gov. Christie understand that.”
–Michael Bloomberg today, when asked about Governor Cuomo’s reported plans to address attendees at the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.
Update: The headline was adjusted to reflect the fact that Bloomberg was talking about not having “political speeches” at the event, rather than the broader category of “speeches.” Thanks to the reader who brought that to my attention.
“In toto, Mr. Halloran’s information about City employee statements contributed no actual evidence about a possible slowdown.”
– Department of Investigations report on the alleged worker slowdown during the 2010 snow storm in NYC.
“I want to know how that product, a Mike’s Hard Lemonade, is different than a Four Loko.”
–State Senator Jeff Klein, an independent Democrat from the Bronx and Westchester, discussing new legislation in Albany.
“She would love me to get back.”
–Donald Trump, on Fox, describing his conversation with Sarah Palin, whose campaign swung through New York.
h/t Taegan Goddard
“I am virtually certain he had nothing to do with this.”
–Senator Chuck Schumer, in the Daily News, reacting to Congressman Weiner’s Twitter controversy.
Update: Schumer’s full response:
“I don’t know the details. But I know him to be a person of integrity and I am virtually certain he had nothing to do with this.”
After an appearance with Lloyd Blankfein at LaGuardia Community College this morning, I asked Bloomberg about the school’s partnership with Goldman Sachs, whose executives are now teaching business techniques to small business entrepreneurs.
The mayor defended the company and said, generally, the private sector knows better than the public sector.
“In the end, businesses understand the real world, in a ways that governments do not,” said the mayor. “And it is businesses like Goldman Sachs that can really teach young people what they need to know better than government can.”
“We all buy our coffee at the same Starbucks.”
– Mayor Bloomberg, speaking to graduates of LaGuardia Community College’s small business program, on the diversity of New York City.
QUOTESvery special elections
“This campaign is like an acid trip.”
–Curtis Ellis, campaign manager for Tea Party candidate Jack Davis, in an interview with PolitickerNY.
“Well, if you ask the public employee unions, they’ll say everything is controversial.”
– New York Post State Editor Fred Dicker,