* On being Sen. Chuck Schumer’s protégé: “When I went to work for Chuck, I had blond hair and a little nose, and I have now morphed into the more Semitic version of myself.”
* On his family life: “I consider that I have a very stable family life. I have two cats that rely upon me every day.”
* On his single status: “My mother is thrilled that this campaign might mean I meet literally thousands of Jewish girls.”
In the piece, the wisecracks earn him a comparison to Ed Koch…but it’s worth remembering that much about Koch’s personal life remains hazy today, and that his humor has always had a public, political focus.