Friday, November 05, 2010

Bad headline of the day

Jonathan Bing Beats Out Paul Niehaus in Close Race for East Midtown Assembly Seat

Bing got 65% of the vote! In Manhattan a Republican getting 34% is unusual, but that did not make the election "close."

Bing is my assembly member, BTW.


caprice said...

Assemblymember Bing sent me this message on Facebook: "Thanks very much for pointing out that stupid headline in your blog. It used to be not that rare for Rs to get that percentage - both Garodnick and Lappin's opponents got that number in 2005, and my predecessor Ravitz was a Republican. But to call a 30-point win close is ridiculous. I appreciate your comment"

caprice said...

I guess someone in his office Googles him.