How Italian Is Tom Suozzi?

dsc01958 400 How Italian Is Tom Suozzi?

Very Italian!

So Italian that he’s going all the way to Buffalo to get in the shot with Italian Prime Minister Silvio “Jesus Christ” Berlusconi. (Think Bloomberg, only dogged by serious allegations of corruption. Maybe they’ll talk about, um, reform?)

And how Catholic? He’s so Catholic that he’s listing his Mass attendance on his public schedule, along with the address of St. Stanislaus in Buffalo. The schedule, of course, warns (twice) that the religious observance is closed to the press, as Suozzi obviously would never mix his faith with politics. (Can you really close a Mass? Don’t reporters have souls too? Don’t answer that!)

He must have noticed something that New York City types, like me, tend to forget: there are stil a whole lot of white Catholic Democrats.

CORRECTION: The Berlusconi event is in New York. He’s coming all the way back from Buffalo for it!