Stopping by the NY1 studios to boost Freddy, DNC Chairman Howard Dean ran into NY1 regular Ed Koch.

“After jostling over the merits of Freddy and Mike,” a witness writes, “Dean recalled a time when the Mayor was a true Dem.”

“I worked for your campaign years ago, when I went to school in the Bronx. I used to go to your campaign headquarters, pick up lit, and hand it out on the street around the school,” the Chairman recalled.

“Thank you,” Koch replied graciously, before adding, “I think Herman still has a contract out on you for doing that!”

Herman Badillo, that is. In case you were wondering.