So my favorite newspaper wants Gov. Andrew Cuomo to drag Mayor Bill de Blasio out of City Halland drop him on the curb — and, man, wouldn’t that be glorious!
Think Gov. Godzilla vs. Mayor Mothra, with ’Zilla ripping off ’Ra’s wings in the opening credits — then endlessly torturing the big fella just for the joy of it.
What? You say you’ve seen that one before? Ha. Haven’t we all?
De Blasio arguably is the worst thing to happen to New York City since the Brits chased George Washington off Manhattan in 1776.
Kaiser Wilhelm has stacked up many reasons to deep-six him — beginning with the “for sale” sign that went up on City Hall early on, to the slow advance of chaos in the streets and on the subways, to the ongoing bitter racialization of the city’s schools, and much, much more.
The mayor is going to have a lot to answer for when he leaves office — whenever that may be.
More’s the pity, but Cuomo went on TV Monday morning and — despite the wise counsel of this newspaper — made it clear that he prefers later to sooner. There was some sage, presumably high-minded head-nodding at that point, but who really knows why the governor does anything?
With Cuomo, politics always comes first, policy is optional — and, in this case, he simply intends to have de Blasio to kick around some more.
Bob McManus is a contributing editor of City Journal. He retired as editorial page editor of the New York Post in 2013 and has since worked as a freelance editor, columnist, and writer.
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