Thursday, July 9, 2009

Working Families Party Mayoral Forum

Too important to miss!
Tony Avella is the people's choice!

Here is the Working Families Party Mayoral Forum webcast in its entirety. Michael R. Bloomberg is up first. Your patience will be rewarded when you hear New York City's wealthiest citizen stammer [cue in to 1:04] that "I made every dime that I have." It's precious. NEXT! Tony Avella follows, and the juxtaposition is very interesting. As we heard from those who were in attendance, and as you can see in viewing the webcast, the energy in the room was electrifying when Tony fielded questions--and he never minces any words. The applause tells the story. Comptroller William C. Thompson was next. Slick and well-rehearsed, as the story goes. He said something but I don't remember what it was.
[Viewing note: Fast-forward the video by opening a full-screen view, and cueing in by clicking on the horizontal nav bar at the bottom of the control panel.]
July 2, 2009

1 comment:

Milan said...

Note: MichaleenFlynn is laughing into his soy latte over this post.

The fact that the sellout WFP endorsed Thompson is not unexpected, since the organization showed its true colors with the endorsement of the slush fund queen Christine Quinn, and changed its tune on term limits. I guess the only way they could get Bloomberg to take part in the forum was to not allow questions on term limits.

This endorsement is inconsequential in the scheme of things.

Keep in mind that at the Three Parks Democratic Club's comptroller candidates forum earlier this year, Thompson said he supports a ban on horse-drawn carriages.
--Milan (guest blogger)