OPINION: Comparing de Blasio and LaGuardia

Feb 05, 2014 811

By Raanan Geberer

It is tempting to make a comparison between 1930s and '40s-era Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia and new Mayor Bill de Blasio.

Both are considered "outsiders" who were not part of the political machine, both are Italian-American, and both were considered left of center, although a hard-core leftist would certainly contest that. LaGuardia was called a "Red' during the campaign, although he wasn't one, while de Blasio was called a socialist.

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