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New York, NY - Source Says De Balsio's Too-Frequent Long-Winded Phone Calls To Political Confidants Are Non-Productive

Published on: August 17, 2014 09:47 AM
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FILE - Mayor Bill de Blasio and Rev. Al Sharpton at Clergy Breakfast in Support of UPKNYC at Bethany Baptist Church, Brooklyn on Tuesday, February 11, 2014. Credit: Ed Reed for the Office of Mayor Bill de BlasioNew York, NY - A source close to the mayor says Bill de Blasio’s constant long-winded phone calls to well-placed politicos like Rev. Al Sharpton, 1199 SEIU union head George Gersham, and top Bill Clinton aides, Valerie Berlin and Jonathan Rosen, are non-productive and give the appearance that de Blasio is a “lonely man” and a procrastinator.

NYPOST.com (http://bit.ly/VvxIPA) reports that the source, who claims to have witnessed de Blasio’s protracted and “obsessive” calls first hand, said the mayor is “constantly taking their temperature,” to the point where he is no longer “proactively running the city.”

“I just don’t think the guy has it in him,” the source said.

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The source said de Blasio spent an inordinate amount of time speaking to Gersham immediately following his return from Italy trying to get a handle on public perception towards Eric Garner’s chokehold death case, as well as the Rev. Al Sharpton’s planned demonstration on the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge.

A subsequent gab-fest with Sharpton, the source said, contained “a lot of pleading on the mayor’s end.”

De Blasio’s spokeswoman, Emma Wolfe, rejected the claims, saying, “The mayor’s priorities and his time are right where they ought to be.”



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 Aug 17, 2014 at 10:15 AM normaljew613 Says:

People complained about bloomberg now we have this looser in city hall bring back bloomberg

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 Aug 17, 2014 at 12:59 PM Anonymous Says:

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normaljew613 Says:

People complained about bloomberg now we have this looser in city hall bring back bloomberg

You never know how much you'll miss them 'till they're gone.

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 Aug 17, 2014 at 02:15 PM Villiamsberger Says:

DeBalsio? It should say DeNoBalsio.

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 Aug 17, 2014 at 07:57 PM A Says:

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normaljew613 Says:

People complained about bloomberg now we have this looser in city hall bring back bloomberg

Uch, no more Bloomberg, the thought makes me sick to my stomach. If only we were given decent choices to vote for instead of these awful politicians that don't have a clue how to manage this city. Millions of people live in NYC and we can't find one decent mayor.

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