Thompson Gets a Shout-Out from Obama

Hours after Chuck Schumer heaped praise on Michael Bloomberg, Barack Obama gave a shout-out to the mayor’s Democratic rival, Bill Thompson.
During his speech at the NAACP centennial event in midtown tonight, Obama said, “We know that even as our economic crisis batters Americans of all races, African-Americans are out of work more than just about anyone else—a gap that’s widening here in New York City, as detailed in a report this week by Comptroller Bill Thompson.”
The quote was passed along by an interested reader in attendance.

Thompson Gets a Shout-Out from Obama