"Mr. de Blasio’s answering machine greetings in those days seemed to reflect a search for meaning. Every few weeks, he recorded a new message, incorporating a quote to reflect his mood — a passage from classic literature, lyrics from a song or stanzas of a poem."
—I'm sorry, was this supposed to make us like Bill de Blasio less? That when he was young he had ideals which were tempered by experience? Because I am having a hard time getting upset. I mean, I am someone who has always suspected de Blasio of being an opportunist the other way, i.e. pretending to be more left wing than he really is. Thanks for making me feel better about my vote!