Are Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio in a year-end contest to see whose comments can make more people slam their heads against the wall?
In the runup to the holiday weekend, the mayor said that his biggest personal takeaway from nightmare of the last 10 months is . . . the importance of sleep.
Not awe at the inspiring heroism of essential workers, nor humility in the face of so many deaths, lost jobs and businesses and other suffering: He learned that he needs to take more naps.
This from the guy who showed up late to a Flight 587 memorial because he was feeling “sluggish,” who’s infamous for not showing up to his office until 10 a.m. and then putting the day’s work on hold for a midday nap.
In the same press conference, de Blasio recalled his surprise on discovering that his job “requires so much detail work, so much hands-on work” that it can be “hard to think.” Well, that explains a lot about the last seven years.
But the governor arguably outdid him at a his own presser that day.
Noting estimates that it could up to nine more month for enough New Yorkers to get vaccinated to end the pandemic, Cuomo said we need a “smarter way” to proceed in the meantime. “We can’t survive with these economic shutdowns.”
Say it louder for the people in the back, Governor. That’s exactly what we, and most of New York, have been telling you for months.
He added that “we can’t go through nine months with restaurants shut down.” His own data show they’re not prime virus spreaders: How about starting to reopen them now?
Here’s an ambitious New Year’s wish: May both Cuomo and Blas show more sense in 2021.
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