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November 26, 2013


Dinkins Zings De Blasio After Praise

"To punctuate an impassioned pitch for his signature plan to raise taxes on the wealthy, Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio went out of his way during a speech to praise a cherished political mentor and former boss watching from the audience," the New York Times reports.

"The recipient of his warm words, former Mayor David Dinkins, did not exactly return the favor."

"In an unscripted and cringe-inducing moment of political candor, Mr. Dinkins opined before a crowd of journalists and academics at Columbia University that Mr. de Blasio should consider a different approach to funding an expansion of prekindergarten programs, throwing a wrench into what was meant to be a carefully choreographed day of municipal theater."














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