The silence is almost deafening. Where are the critics of NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio now?
SEE VIDEO. Rev. Sharpton has some fun at MY EXPENSE over the weekend. He says quote: "RNN-TV must be paying me well, because I look good.-" Well Rev. I don't kiss and tell, but it was nice to see you.
“If Dante wasn’t your son,” Rev. Al Sharpton told Mayor De Blasio, “he would be a candidate for a chokehold.”
If you don’t believe Al Sharpton is emerging as “the president” of black America, just look at who’s speaking Wednesday at his annual National Action Network conference: President Barack Obama.
Timing is important. The nation’s first black president has largely finessed the topic of race. But Obama is now facing growing criticism from some African-American leaders that he lacks a “black agenda.”
Just recently I had lunch with former Mayor Ed Koch, and I have to say it was a very pleasurable experience.
Some politicians just have “It.” Charisma, personality, charm, the ability to connect with people. Koch has always been one of them.
For 25 years, Koch and I have always had a traditional Newsmaker/Journalistic relationship. I’ve known him as the city’s personable and witty three term mayor, but this time over lunch was different. He was again literally standing as tall as he did when he was mayor. He’s a man in his 80’s, who has had heart problems, but on this day Koch was in his prime. Every weekend, he dines for the most part, with former members of his administration, and it was remarkable to watch Koch hold court without missing a beat. In all these years, I had never seen the private Ed Koch. But this time I did.