Bill de Blasio

Bill de Blasio: He's Chronically Late and Struggles to Get Out of Bed in the Morning

He was feeling "really sluggish" that morning.

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"Giuliani began each work day…with an 8 a.m. meeting, an almost military-style briefing with his top staff," wrote Fred Siegel in his 2005 biography of Rudy, The Prince of the City. "The importance of the '8 a.m. morning meeting,'"— writes Siegel quoting Giuliani—"'cannot be overstated…I consider it the cornerstone to efficient functioning.'"

Our current mayor is more likely to be found buried under a heap of blankets at that ungodly hour, notes New York magazine's Jessica Roy:

Bill de Blasio, who's notoriously tardy for everything from memorials to speeches, was so late for a flight from JFK in November that he kept passengers from boarding for 20 minutes. New York's mayor is so perennially late that the Post once gifted him a West Elm alarm clock (without a snooze button).

Last month, Hizzoner missed most of a ceremony to honor the victims of Flight 587, after arriving half-an-hour late

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) ||| Rob Bennett for the Office of Mayor Bill de Blasio
Rob Bennett for the Office of Mayor Bill de Blasio

for an 8:05 a.m. ferry. His aides initially blamed the mayor's tardiness on "heavy fog," but de Blasio later admitted that he was recovering from a "rough night" and was feeling "really sluggish." When he was public advocate, notes the Observer, de Blasio "sometimes had difficulty waking up in the morning…leaving staffers waiting for hours outside his home or showing up late to morning events."

I go to the same YMCA as de Blasio in Brooklyn's Park Slope, and just this morning I caught him slowly peddling away on an exercise bike at 8:20 a.m. If de Blasio's going to make good on his promise to solve the "inequality crisis" and turn the Big Apple into a progressive paradise, he'll need get to the office. Sweet dreams, Mr. Mayor.

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  1. What are they saying? That the mayor is a drunk?

    1. If only de Blasio was as avuncular as Rob Ford.

    2. Well, I have trouble getting out of bed in the morning when I smoke myself out the night previous… Coincidence?

  2. Between this and installing a new privacy fence around the mayoral mansion…..What a fucking hypocritical scumbag he is.

    1. I thought that being a hypocritical scumbag was part of the job description for politicians.

      1. Fair enough. If only de Blasio wasn’t so “hard working” then.

  3. If we must have politicians I would prefer that they be lazy and in bed most of the time. They do less damage in bed.

    1. This +1000

      I would personally set up a kickstarter to fund the purchase of temperpedic mattresses for congress and the President if it meant they would sleep in and miss work multiple times a week.

    2. “Let me have men about me that are fat,
      Sleek-headed men and such as sleep a-nights.
      Yond Cassius has a lean and hungry look.
      He thinks too much. Such men are dangerous.”

  4. Huh. Another progressive politician who wants Authority without Responsibility.

    And definitely above the nuts and bolts menial tasks actually required of the job.

  5. OT: Jeb Bush form exploritory committee

    http://time.com/3635737/jeb-bu…..atory-run/

  6. de Blasio later admitted that he was recovering from a “rough night” and was feeling “really sluggish.”

    Those Wall Street fundraisers can be pretty grueling.

    1. But he wants to tell everyone else how they should live their lives.

  7. Some good news from Reason. Keep hitting that snooze button, Mr. Mayor!

  8. This is great news – the more time in bed, the less time to mess up the city.

    Lullaby and good night, Mr. Mayor!

    1. Hey, maybe we should chip in to get him a mistress, so he spends even more time in bed and is even more tired in the morning!

  9. Wel, wasn’t Churchill a depressed drunk too?

    1. He somehow managed to combine that with being a workaholic.

      He routinely wrote thousands of words a day as a second job or for fun.

      “Hey, I’ll write a few thousands words this morning, and then go do my day job running the British navy. No biggie. But damn I wish I had a drink. Also a cigar.”

      1. But he got up late in the morning which annoyed his staff. However, he was working late into the night long after his staff were snoozing away.

      2. A few years ago I read the Churchill biography by Roy Jenkins. Excellent read and a fascinating man.

      3. Well, fun and he needed the money. The lifestyle he enjoy cost quit a lot more than his day job could pay.

    2. At least he had good reasons to drink and be depressed.

  10. I go to the same YMCA as de Blasio in Brooklyn’s Park Slope, and just this morning I caught him slowly peddling away on an exercise bike at 8:20 a.m. If de Blasio’s going to make good on his promise to solve the “inequality crisis” and turn the Big Apple into a progressive paradise, he’ll need get to the office. Sweet dreams, Mr. Mayor.

    You see, this is where you need to be careful. Do you really want a real go-getter… a get-things-done kind of guy when that guy is de Blasio? If I were the only libertarian living in New York, I’d say, “Go ahead, Mr. Mayor, sleep another hour.

    1. There is more than one… but I agree with the sentiment.

  11. I looked at the paycheck which had said $7434 , I didn’t believe that my mom in-law realy bringing in money in their spare time at their computer. . there brothers friend has been doing this for only 16 months and just paid for the morgage on there place and bought a top of the range Aston Martin DB5 .
    You can join just easy ——- http://www.jobsfish.com

  12. Jim writes “I go to the same YMCA as de Blasio in Brooklyn’s Park Slope, and just this morning I caught him slowly peddling away on an exercise bike at 8:20 a.m.”

    I am sure he means “pedaling.”

    [Editors, where are you?]

    1. maybe he was trying to influence that treadmill to slow down a bit~?

  13. There’s a large body of research which shows that not only is this part of the normal distribution of circadian rhythms, but night owls are generally more intelligent and productive. Granted, I’m all for government “getting less done”, but his natural sleep pattern is hardly a good reason to complain about de Blasio. Having DSPS myself, I’m particularly attuned to this type of bullshit.

    A non-scientifically-rigorous explanation for the layperson:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BPJ0729NVjw

  14. A drunk, hypocritical, lazy communist?

    Get. Out.

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