New York Mayor Won’t Take Ed Rendell’s Bait
Apparently, former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell has been taunting the competition to host the 2016 Democratic National Convention — but the competition is staying above the fray.
Ed Rendell — not just a former Philadelphia mayor and former Pennsylvania governor but also an ex-New Yorker — said that New York City’s subway platforms are too hot, that the city is too “blasé” and doesn’t have the same “spirit” as other cities, according to a published report.
Told of the remarks at an unrelated event in Harlem, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio smirked but demurred.
“Wow. I see bait. I should really take that bait, shouldn’t I? What, Marti? No, I shouldn’t? Oh, OK. I won’t. Good try,” de Blasio said to his first deputy press secretary, Marti Adams, offstage.
He added: “I offer only peace and love to the City of Brotherly Love,”
DNC site selectors are finishing their visit to Philadelphia today.