…The Politicker brings you some holiday call outrage (this is how New Yorkers celebrate our holidays, no?), having been forwarded an email from E.M. Prentiss:
As a New Yorker, I’m am shocked by the latest faux pas by the Bloomberg campaign. Tonight, when Rosh Hoshana began at sundown and whatever night it is of Ramadan, I just received a call in a southern accent asking if he can count on my support on election day. My response was why? I knew better than to try and explain why tonight was not a good night to be making these calls.
UPDATE: Bloomberg campaign spokesman Jordan Barowitz says “We stopped our calls before sundown (EST) last night.” But Prentiss, who lives in Washington Heights, stands by her account; she checked her records (she was online at the time, sending email) and said the call came in between 8:00 and 8:20 p.m., and the caller asked whether “Mayor Bloomberg can count on your support.”