Mayor Bill de Blasio handled his first snowstorm — the one that hit just two days into his administration — with aplomb. He gave good advice, posed for photos, made sure the roads were plowed, and canceled school.
It was enough to save de Blasio from the fate that befell Mayor John Lindsay in 1969. Lindsay’s bungling of a snowstorm that hit shortly after he was sworn-in haunted him for the rest of his term.
De Blasio dodged that first storm bullet, but the second storm? That’s a different story altogether.
The New York Post has already declared the city is in “SHAMBLES!” on its cover. Inside the paper, delicate Upper East Side residents are whining that their streets were not plowed Tuesday evening: “He is trying to get us back,” one resident whimpered.
The constituency de Blasio really should be concerned about though are not voters on the UES, but the future voters, the ones presently making their way through the New York Public School system — and they are PISSED that school was not canceled today.
FUCK YOU DE BLASIO CAUSE THERE IS SCHOOL TOMORROW
— Alexa Goldberg (@Alexa_AKA_Aleja) January 22, 2014
De Blasio is an idiot! Who goes to school in this weather?!
— Xhejsi ツ (@JaceyKamenica) January 22, 2014
Naa, Fuck De Blasio for opening school today. It’s critical out here. I hope he burst his ass in the snow today. Bitch nigga !
— Khaddiie2Kute (@khaddib) January 22, 2014
De Blasio really said “stay off the roads but go to school” like sure, let me just fly there
— rapunzel (@asavzzz) January 22, 2014
I wanna see if de blasio can get to where he gotta go today only using trains and busses. Fuck is he doing keeping schools open ��
— princesss (@philycia_aviles) January 22, 2014
De blasio is the bro but this whole school stunt he pulled off today was just a no like bye
— • (@ditaabx) January 22, 2014
WHY DIDN’T DE BLASIO’S BITCH ASS CANCEL FUCKING SCHOOL TODAY
— lourdes ✿ 55 days ! (@zarryfluids) January 22, 2014
I Dont Mind Going To School But Ummm Is de Blasio Gonna Pick Me Up ?
Just Experience The Struggle Sir.
— Вяιαиα (@TweetBrii) January 22, 2014
The mayor really should get his youth envoy on this situation immediately. Maybe Dante could smooth things over with the kids?
Imma Fuck Up Bill De Blasio Son For Having School Tomorrow
— King Gee (@SUPREMEGEE35) January 22, 2014
On second thought, he should not let Dante out of his sight.
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