"Republican mayoral candidate Joe Lhota apologized Wednesday for calling Port Authority police officers 'nothing more than mall cops' at a candidates forum Tuesday evening. The apology comes a few months after Mr. Lhota, then chairman of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, apologized to Mayor Michael Bloomberg for referring to him as an 'idiot.' And that came a few weeks after Mr. Lhota apologized for a heated exchange in which he urged an authority board member to 'be a man.' That apology came a few months after Mr. Lhota apologized to a state senator whom he had accused of talking a lot about fighting rats in the subway, but taking no [...]
"@morelikethemoon: G TRAIN IS BACK! @joelhota for President!". HEY CALM DOWN
— Joe Lhota (@JoeLhota) November 7, 2012
On Thursday morning, inside his office, Mr. Lhota checked his BlackBerry often, hoping for an update on the L train. Moments later, he placed a call to Howard B. Glaser, Mr. Cuomo’s director of state operations, whom he wanted to brief on the Queens-Midtown Tunnel.
The tunnel could open Friday, he told Mr. Glaser, remarking that Mr. Bloomberg, “like an idiot,” had predicted publicly that the tunnel might open over the weekend. “He’s making it up,” he said, after a brief hail of profanity in which Mr. [...]