Morning Read: ‘Not What He Appears to Be’

Bill de Blasio kicks a football at a "Super Bowl Boulevard" station last Saturday. (Photo: Twitter/@BilldeBlasio)

Bill de Blasio kicks a football at a “Super Bowl Boulevard” station last Saturday. (Photo: Twitter/@BilldeBlasio)

Headline of the Day: “At Super Bowl, Giuliani questions Democrats’ impartiality in bridge scandal investigation.”

Runner-Up: “Report of Christie As Youthful Non-Goon Actually Sounds Pretty Goonish.”

Alas, the Staten Island Chuck who wrestled free from Bill de Blasio yesterday is probably not the same one who once bit Michael Bloomberg: “Zoo authorities, who were cagey on the topic of groundhog term limits, … suggested it was Chuck’s first time, noting that groundhogs live to be only about 5.”

New York looked at the mayor’s long history of dad humor: “Back when Bill de Blasio trailed … in the mayoral race, all he had was his sense of humor. ‘If Arnold Schwarzenegger were here, he would say this: ‘Northern Ca-lee-forn-ya, your domination of the tech industry is being terminated,’ ’ De Blasio quipped at a technology forum last April.”

It turns out that Mr. de Blasio has been misleading the public about his height this whole time: He’s far closer to being six-foot-six than six-foot-five. “The man I’ve known for 22 years is not what he appears to be,” his wife, Chirlane McCraytold The New York Times, which uncovered the discrepancy.

While the Daily News previewed Ms. McCray’s expected large role in City Hall now that her chief of staff, Rachel Noerdlinger, is starting work today: “Over the coming weeks, McCray is likely to focus on projects that involve ‘families, community empowerment and social justice,’ a source close to the First Lady said.”

And here’s video, via NYTrue.com, of Mr. de Blasio meeting Richard Burck, better known as the “Naked Cowboy,” as he meandered around Times Square on Saturday: