Headline of the Day: “NYC’s Socialist Mayoral Candidate Laughs Off Bill de Blasio’s ‘Red’ Label.”
Runner-Up: “With ‘House of Turds,’ Daily News out-Posts the Post (again).”
The New York Times profiled Bill de Blasio‘s wife, Chirlane McCray: “In an interview, Ms. McCray embraced the model of the Clintons’ working partnership, saying that the former secretary of state is the first lady she most admires. She acknowledges feeling so passionately in 2002 about which way her husband would vote on the next City Council speaker she threatened to divorce him if he backed the wrong candidate.”
Bloomberg News profiled how the 2006 death of 7-year-old Nixzmary Brown impacted Mr. de Blasio’s political views. “As a tale of what government was not doing well, it was pretty sharp,” Mr. de Blasio told the publication. “The sense that she could have been saved, not once but many times, left everyone with a pained and empty feeling, and I certainly felt it.”
Joe Lhota isn’t impressed with Mr. de Blasio’s latest attacks. “Tying me together with the Tea Party is just not gonna work,” Mr. Lhota said yesterday after Mr. de Blasio attempted to do exactly that. “And if I’m tied to the Tea Party, so’s Andrew Cuomo. Ask him about the $81,000 he received from David and Julia Koch. It’s as simple as that.”
The Brooklyn Republican Party’s leadership fight earlier this week was a little wild. “It’s a lynch mob here!” incumbent chair Craig Eaton yelled out at one point, over the noise of audience members chanting “Sham!” after Mr. Eaton’s allies rejected 300 proxy votes against him. “You are a nasty son of a bitch!” an anti-Eaton club chair yelled out at another moment.
And Congressman Michael Grimm, who has been taking fire for his shutdown vote, went on Good Day this morning to defend his position: