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Sal Albanese, former teacher, city council member and Democratic mayoral hopeful, talks about his campaign, including his plans for transit.
Brian Lehrer interviews the candidates for New York mayor.
Teacher. Council member. Passed the living wage bill. Spent fifteen years in financial services. Sounds pretty darn qualified to me!
I name Rich_P my campaign manager!!
dboy for Mayor!
...not "dissin'" Sal.
I like 'im!!
"gym teacher for mayor" is a clever diss, but 1) he was also a math teacher; 2) being a gym teacher means that you work much more closely with kids than many other teachers; 3) it gives a perfect opportunity to diminish the impact of the obesity epidemic--they can help many public health crises affecting our kids. So don't be so quick to dismiss gym teachers (and no, I'm not one--but I was on my high school swim team and its impact has lasted for 40 years).
Something to be learned from the Richard J. Daley Chicago Machine!!
dboyAm I so naive to think any citizen is qualified to run for public office?(barring limits placed by the constitution)
What this city needs is a good 10 cent Democratic Party machine.
True, what are the qualifications??
He might be great.
Hell, now that I think about it, maybe I'll run!!
Gym teacher for mayor??
dboy what does mean to be "qualified to be the mayor of NYC?"
Teachers, like all other city workers, spend money in the city. The any financial increases in their contracts would be spent here. That's always left out of these "contract" discussions.
Unfortunately, the fact that you're qualified probably disqualifies you as a viable candidate Mr. Albanese...good luck anyway :-)
I think I like this guy but, is he really qualified to be the mayor of NYC??
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