Freddy on the Island

One of our spies on Staten Island tells us Freddy got an astonishingly good reception at the St. Patrick’s Day parade there Sunday.

“Take Mike Down,” was a favorite chant, we were told. “Those white-ethnic, blue-collar guys were screaming for Freddy: ‘Don’t raise my property tax like Mike.'” Cops and teachers were yelling, “Give us a contract.”

Bloomberg‘s reception wasn’t quite as enthusiastic.

“When he went to get on stage, you could have heard a pin drop.”

Now, incumbents do usually bear the wrath of the crowd. But Freddy’s reception was a surprise to our correspondent, a Democrat with no particular connection to the Ferrer campaign.

Freddy on the Island