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No Poetry, No Prose, Just Straight Talk

Posted 11/12/21

On the eve of his victory, with camera lights glaring, the media's microphones strategically placed and an enthusiastic crowd in full view, New York City Mayor-elect Eric Adams, in a reference to the first black Mayor of this City, David Dinkins, who famously spoke about New York's "gorgeous mosaic," said: "We are so divided right now that we are missing the beauty of our diversity." He then went on to declare: "Today we take off our intramural jersey and put on one jersey: Team New York."

Another elected official known for his graceful speaking style that brought thought-provoking meaning to his words, was Gov. Mario Cuomo, one of whose often-quoted remarks was: "You campaign in poetry. You govern in prose."

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