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We should really talk about Bill de Blasio’s surreal speech at the #DNC

When the DNC convention staffer came around to the media stands yesterday to hand out the final list of speakers for Wednesday I was more than a little surprised to see that the name of New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio had been added as the final slot in the 4 to 6 block. I was (wrongly) guessing that his appearance might be scratched by the time they opened up the day’s events, so I was even more taken aback when the man actually showed up on the stage. The reason for my reaction was that this was the very same day that the US Attorney in Brooklyn, Preet Bharara, had announced a new ethics and corruption investigation into de Blasio’s conduct regarding campaign finance contributions.

For whatever reason, the Democrats chose to not let that bother them overly much and allowed Hizzoner to come sing the praises of Hillary Clinton. By the time he was done, however, it had really begun to seem like a scene from a Fellini film. Here’s the relatively short speech in its entirety. Pay close attention to Bill’s comments around the 2:15 mark. (Emphasis added in the partial transcript which follows) …

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