Signs of the Times

Over on the East Side, where the Times endorsements rule, our intern David Greenhouse reports that the Times switched horses yesterday in the District 5 race, endorsing Republican Joel Zinberg over its own choice in the primary, Jessica Lappin.

But that won’t stop Lappin’s palm cards from playing up a quote from her Times primary endorsement (while stopping short of using the magic word “endorsement”).

“We took the quote from the editorial,” her campaign manager, Julie Hendricks, says. “We attributed [and dated] it. … The Times had great things to say about her, and we’re going to use that quote.”