Yesterday at City Hall, I ran into Councilman Tom White of Queens, one of the Council members who was absent the day of the emotionally charged vote over whether to rename a stretch of street for black nationalist Sonny Carson.
I asked him how he would have voted if he was there.
"You don't want to ask me that," he responded.
He said he was at a doctor's appointment and hadn't taken a position on it yet.
Why, I asked?
"Because I don't live in Brooklyn," he said.
But after hearing all about it, how would he have voted?
"I don't know," he said, and walked away.