Mayor Bill de Blasio was 20 minutes late this morning for a memorial for American Airlines Flight 587, which crashed in Queens in 2001, killing all passengers aboard. De Blasio was so tardy he missed the moment of silence, enraging family members, including one especially lively Twitter teen.
So what was the mayor’s excuse for showing up so late? His boat was delayed.By the fog. Hate when that happens.
“Mayor de Blasio traveled to the ceremony by boat this morning and the boat was delayed due to heavy fog,” a statement from the mayor’s office said. “The Mayor regrets missing the tolling of the bell, but was glad to have an opportunity to mark this solemn day with the families of those lost on Flight 587, who have the continued support of this administration.”
Jeez, even the mayor can’t find a good sea captain these days.