Here’s Bill Thompson at the annual conference for Al Sharpton’s National Action Network event last Saturday at the Sheraton in midtown, reading old quotes from when Michael Bloomberg and Christine Quinn opposed changing the term-limits law.
Thompson said the question facing those two now is whether to “listen” to what the “people of New York City have said on more than one occasion.”
Anthony Weiner was also there and spoke out against the proposed change.
Quinn was invited, and accepted, but then pulled out. Her spokesman Jamie McShane emailed to explain: “Given the events of the past week and after speaking with Reverend Sharpton, Chris decided it was best not to attend.” Asked why, McShane said she “Didn’t want to distract [the] forum with the issue of term limits.”
The forum, in case you’re wondering, was titled “State of the City: Leadership Forum.”