The Sharpton Standard

Intern David Greenhouse reports that there was lots of energy up at Freddy’s event on Fordham Road this morning, with drivers honking and a girl calling from the crowd, “Freddy, I’m cutting class for you!”

Particularly interesting, though, was Al Sharpton’s hint at retribution: “There’s some Democrats that left, that we’re going to make sure they stay gone…. We now know who are our friends, who are not our friends.”

That’s curious since, as one reader writes, Sharpton breakfasted at the Regency with his friend Jonathan Capehart, who also happens to be a loyal advisor to one Mike Bloomberg.

NOTE: Capehart notes that his Regency breakfast with Sharpton is a quadrennial tradition, which started — and sparked a round of rumors — in 2001.