[AUDIO IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] Former Mayor David Dinkins offered Monday a sort of cold endorsement of the Democratic nominee for Mayor, Bill de Blasio. “I am not at all unhappy to see de Blasio win,” Mayor Dinkins, who backed Bill Thompson for mayor in the Democratic primary, told show hosts Curtis Sliwa and David Paterson on AM970.
But Mr. Dinkins didn’t have much to offer about his candidate for mayor. “He’s a young man. While he has never run anything before, I am confident that he will have the wisdom to surround himself with a lot of some bright, young, honest women and men who can help him get the job done,” Mr. Dinkins said.
Mr. Dinkins also revealed that he’s not in contact with Mr. de Blasio, although the Democrat started his political career in the Dinkins administration. “He has not sought my advice and council,” Mr. Dinkins said in response to a question whether he would recommend Mr. de Blasio to keep on to some people in the administration in transition time, since Dems were out for 20 years. ” I called him on election night, congratulated him and offered to be helpful in any way I could. And I haven’t had any communications with him since. Were he to call me, I’d be delighted to try to be helpful.”
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(Jacob Kornbluh – YWN)