Chirlane McCray. Getting the fuck outta dodge, shunning accountability and the press inquiries. (CBSNY)
Chirlie, you can’t be serious?
Chirlane McCray puts out a release on actual Mayor Of The City Of New York letterhead for a press conference to encourage women’s empowerment about a taxpayer funded website to support women looking to start businesses and then splits from the scene while the women she claims to support stand there and the press gaggle who she promised to address watch her walk away.
Is this anyway for someone of such stature like a First Lady to act? Especially after a year of her husband’s first term, the First Lady has become a de facto government position and she has actually made big official moves like forming another pay-to-play slush fund “non-profit” in City Hall called the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York featuring some of the city’s elite business people on it’s board (one of which is now indicted) and being responsible for the obscenely expensive and apparently useless THRIVE mental health program.
And is this anyway for a person not elected to serve to act considering that she has ingratiated herself in her husband’s duties by picking people to fill positions in his administration and possibly has shaped city policies or arranged meetings with special interest groups. And is meta-obviously using her husbands mayoralty as a springboard for her own career in politics and elected office like some dummy who lost the presidency to Donald Trump.
Apparently, it is and Chirlie doesn’t give a damn. As Marcia Kramer, and only Marcia Kramer in that crowded Blue Room of disrespected journalists, was willing to get in her face about this latest affront to government accountability from de Faustio’s administration.
If you look at the Co-Mayor in the beginning, she is nervously shifting her glances towards the crowd, as if she knows she’s about to get some questions she wouldn’t like. Or probably saw Ms. Kramer and was already set to jet the room, as the subject of de Faustio’s insouciant remark about “hyper complaint dynamics” coming from not so empowered female city worker victims with sexual harassment complaints of their male supervisors and co-workers, would kill the identity politic inspirational party vibe going on. Or maybe about the error-laden hot line to report sex trafficking of young women that she announced last month. Or how the tech douches hired by City Hall will screw this lady website up like every other specialized program purporting to help the vulnerable in this city.
And as Ms. Kramer also observed and got to ask the insecure First Lady coming out of the building, being that the event she arranged for women empowerment, would she publicly endorse and empower Cynthia Nixon for her run for governor. Well, Chirlane stuck to her script (and not the city’s as she promised) using her pussy power (not the feminist irony but the coward term) and blew off the question and fled to her tax-payer funded town car with her entourage. The funny thing is that by blowing off that question will only serve to benefit Ms. Nixon and her terrible campaign, being that she’s already far behind and most of the citizens of New York despise de Faustio and surely Chirlane, which will fuck up Cynthia’s run with their toxic endorsement as if the hot rumors being that they are behind her gubernatorial bid in the first place.
But to pull off a stunt like this is beyond crass and arrogant, character traits that Chirlane and her husband profoundly display every time they tout a program and in recent appearances together or individually. Which now add to the brazen criminal incompetence and willful obliviousness that’s in the ether around Park Row and all it’s official departments. It’s now apparent that taking the press for a ride is now city policy along with the gaslighting and narrative controlling from the mayor and first lady other mayor.
The press really needs to get their asses lit on fire and be more aggressive (Hell, they could have grilled Glen right there when she took the mike and asked her why isn’t there sufficient or even any affordable or supportive housing and how come the towers recently built to accommodate the affordable housing program are already showing debilitating conditions, or if her acquaintance Ron Moelis has sent her a basket of wines and cheeses for her sterling hookups for the alleged affordable housing developments). Because Chirlane Wilhelm and her husband are going to continue to walk away, leaving their constituents, mostly the ones with XX chromosomes, and Your City hanging and in the lurch again and again as they have done in the last 5 years of fauxgressive neoliberal policies that don’t do shit for the people but benefit the radical chic crowd.
Ms. Kramer can’t do it alone or forever, despite her dedication she’s getting too old for this shit and it’s a pathetic sign that she was the only outside waiting for the self-exalted First Lady. There has to be younger bashers out there (as well as a breakup of corporate influence on network news and more independent news shows) so a Chirlane McCray mayoralty or even governorship in N.Y. can be dutifully and mercifully prevented.