Welcome to the Race

Thank you, Democrats, for hazing our new colleague so we don’t have to. Jess Bruder reports of her trip to the “mayoral forum” in the Bronx last night:

“Want to join the noble fellowship of NYC political reporters? First, you have to get hazed.

“‘Where are you going? Oh, that. It’s been cancelled,’ the guard said. I’d just finished sherpa-ing my laptop, recorder, and enough paper and ink to pen a Great American Novel across the Bronx campus of Fordham University. I knew that Freddy and Fields had already bailed on the forum, but I hoped that Anthony and the Giff would give me ample fodder to write, well, something.

“‘It was on again and off again a few times,’ said the guard, adding that he’d already turned away a bunch of similarly disappointed – and slightly more punctual – reporters.

“So there I was, a week into my new gig at the Observer, already feeling disillusioned and cynical, which is to say, quite reporter-ly. Standing alone on the sidewalk and waiting for the M22, I learned two lessons. One: the mayoral race is really more of a long walk, and, Two: always call ahead.

“My name is Jessica Bruder, and somebody owes me a Metrocard.”

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