The Heroes and Villains of New York City

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09/30/2009 4:00 AM |


Pete King

YouTube superstar/inept Long Island congressman Pete King always seems more of a doddering buffoon than a real villain–but insofar as he’s working straight from the deceptive, obstructionist Republican playbook on health care, he’s kind of a villain to us. In one of King’s recent, nearly unwatchable YouTube statements he warned that “…we don’t need to be taking care of illegal immigrants, we don’t need to be setting up a national system that’s going to deprive people of their pre-existing care… [Obama] wants to set up a government system that’s going to squeeze out private health insurance.” He then goes on to suggest some nice reforms, all of which are part of Obama’s actual plan. Pete King, secret socialist! (He then goes on to ask the cameraman if “this is the place to get parking validated.”)

8 Comment

  • they just lost their lease, and need to find another….preferably in the immediate neighborhood, for not much money…

  • Mayor Bloomberg is in the picture but there isn’t anything written about him, how come?

  • His editing staff is still next to impeccable. I think you meant savvy.

  • In terms of heroes and villains, you have both in what’s going on with the 1-2-3 Community Space. You’ve written about the heroes, but there is also a villain, or rather villains. You can read about them on a blog set up to chronicle the eviction of 1-2-3 by money-grubbing landlords (I know, that’s redundant).

  • I think Bloomberg is on the cover as he’s referred to in the Reverend Billy editorial.

  • Thanks GOD this jackass is being called out. I’m glad to see the villains behind the villains called out.

  • Graydon Carter is a villain because time and age has given him a different perspective in life? Prepare author, for you too will in time (and with age) join the ranks of ‘villains’ everywhere. Unless you’re just so closed minded as to never change.

    Also, when does libertarianism == ‘giving up’. That’s just reductionism.

  • You list Bloomberg as a villain but his traffic doyenne, Sadik-Khan, is a hero. And Billy Talen, no matter how well intentioned, is a clown.