Joe Lhota Would Fear for His Personal Safety Under Mayor De Blasio

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Republican New York City mayoral candidate Joe Lhota marches in the 69th Annual Columbus Day Parade on October 14, 2013 in New York City. With dozens of floats, marching bands and politicians on hand, the annual celebration of Italian American culture and heritage draws large crowds along 5th Avenue.
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"Absolutely," the Republican candidate told Politicker today when asked if he's scared of living in Bill de Blasio's New York City, keeping up his totally-not-race-baiting promise of apocalyptic biker gangs and curbside beatings under a Democratic mayor. Lhota, on the other hand, would defend this town with all he has: "I want to be, as mayor, somebody like General George Patton. I want to take charge." Joe Lhota has no idea what year it is.