When you can set out tables on Madison Avenue without danger of being run over by a snow plow, the mayor’s in trouble

Madison Avenue, mid-afternoon

Madison Avenue, mid-afternoon

Newly-elected Mayor DeBlasio seems determined to match John Lindsay in more than just liberalism. Even Al Roker, for God’s sake, is offended.

Today show weatherman Al Roker tore into Bill de Blasio’s response to the snowstorm which caused traffic chaos across the Big Apple – after the New York Mayor claimed the city was caught by surprise.

Venting his frustration with the new administration, Roker, who is widely respected as the nation’s most trusted weather presenter, poured scorn on de Blasio’s claim that the storm arrived three hours earlier than expected.

‘They claimed it caught them off guard that it came in early,’ a clearly irate Roker exclaimed.

‘No, no, no, it didn’t! They should have been watching us!’

(Don’t tell Bill, but there may be another storm next Monday).

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9 responses to “When you can set out tables on Madison Avenue without danger of being run over by a snow plow, the mayor’s in trouble

  1. weakleyhollow

    Blame Bush. Don’t tell anyone that you were busy reviewing designs for the new electric cars that will replace the Central Park carriage horses.

  2. anon

    The article gets another thing right: that Roker is no more than “a weather PRESENTER”. Not a meteorologist, hardly a weatherman, he’s a good time charlie, yuks it up on The Today Show like a clown at the Big Apple circus.

    I SAW that moment in time, when Roker went off script. It was pretty hilarious but If he doesn’t watch out, he won’t be invited to Michelle Obama’s next birthday bash.

    Al needs to ride off in a global warming sunset.

  3. CatoRenasci

    De Blasio’s gonna make people wish for the halcyon days of Dinkins!

  4. FF

    I thought it was funny because Fox Morning was out interviewing people outside their studios, and the people kept on saying that deBlasio was against them and not plowing their streets because he only wanted to punish them and pander to the outerboros. It was kind of funny because Channel 2 had a crew out in Park Slope by deBlasio’s house (apparently he hasn’t moved into Gracie Mansion yet) and the streets were smooth as a cue ball. Methinks the Upper East Side got a little too used to the Mayor living in their neighborhood with Bloomberg, but they should take heart because you can be sure when the boss moves to the Upper East Side the streets will be back to their rightful cleanliness

  5. AJ

    All citizens should have the right of recall elections for all levels of government at national, state, and municipal levels. There should also be away for citizens to get unelected officials recalled as well.

    • Anonymous

      Sounds like Minority Report, great movie. Let’s recall potential politicians before they are even elected to prevent them doing dumb stuff.

  6. TheWizard

    If I lived there, I would be alarmed if the people coordinating these operations really need input from the elected mayor to do the jobs they’ve presumably been doing for years.