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Neither Staten Island Congressional Candidate Can Name the Last Book They Read

The best moment of last night’s debate in New York’s 11th Congressional District between indicted tough Michael Grimm and his don’t-screw-this-up Democratic challenger Domenic Recchia came in the lightning round, when NY1’s Errol Louis basically asked the candidates to name a book, any book. In a rare flash of bipartisan harmony, both men agreed that reading is hard.

It’s been a while — haven’t had time to read,” said Grimm, who is best known for threatening to throw a NY1 reporter off a balcony and other showings of manliness. “Um, I think it was a Tom Clancy book but I don’t remember the name.”

Earl,” Recchia said, dodging the question and meaning Errol, “We’re on the campaign trail, talkin’ to the people.”

The debate was a tie, if we’re going by who had the best Staten Island accent.

S.I. Candidates Agree on Not Reading Books