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    Love him or hate him, Ed Koch WAS New York, with all the good and bad. Much more than I can say about the current mayor or his successor, whoever that may be.
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    I remember Ed Koch as a very likable an honest man. I remember during the blizzard of 77 when asked by a reporter something about what people could do... he said " they should get a 6 pack of beer and stay home "

    ..... he was the old fashioned kind of politician who considered all of the people not just the ones who voted for him.
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    The Mayor was fun to watch, for sure. I think his modern day avatar is Cory Booker, mayor of Newark, NJ, both unmarried populist mayors of troubled major cities.
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    @bsking Merely an observation on the historical continuity of a particular type of north eastern mayor. I take it you think that's demeaning to Mayor Koch?
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    @DARSB I do think it's demeaning to mayor koch to promote your perception of another politician's attributes in a tribute thread to ed koch.
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    I see red when I even think about anything new york since that puke Bloomberg has waged war on our second amendment and considering that Koch was a supporter Bloomberg supporter .....I've got nothing nice to say.
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    He was the spirit of NYC fun times during his tenure. He was a great guy would see him frequently ( lived a few a few buildings away from his apt) The joke used to be about his successor Dinkins - put him in a white jacket and he looked like every men's room attendant in the city
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    I think we should also take this time to acknowledge the passing of one of the smartest members of the Bush family, Barney Bush also passed away today. He will be missed. I am sure that Millie Bush is up in heaven welcoming him.
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    "we now know what a miserable president he was then and the miserable human being he is now" It is not easy to say something kind about a man who has died when his eulogy includes scathing remarks that he made about another man.
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