Last night, my Dad and I spoke on the phone and discussed New York Mayor Bill de Blasio’s handling of the snowstorm. Dad has been very receptive to de Blasio, but his decision to keep the public schools open has given him pause. Indeed, Dad suggested that if de Blasio continued to conduct himself in this manner that his name would become synonymous with incompetence. If Lucas Duda dropped a fly ball, Mets fans might say, “Duda made another de Blasio,” or “The Mets are making a de Blasio of things this season.” Dad also predicted that de Blasio would be a one-term mayor. Of course, this sentiment has been echoed by longtime Today Show weatherman Al Roker, although he has since expressed regret for that Tweet.
I don’t why Roker should be regretful here. Consider something de Blasio said at yesterday morning’s press conference: