Hello? Just as Mayor de Blasio is to meet with federal prosecutors to talk possible pay-to-play with the city’s teachers union, that same union fulsomely endorses the mayor for a second term.
Awkward? You might say.
Really. Why not take a bright red Sharpie and draw a fat circle around that $350,000 American Federation of Teachers “donation” to de Blasio’s now-defunct-but-certainly-not-forgotten Campaign for One New York slush fund — followed days later by the $9 billion contract the mayor laid on the union’s local affiliate, the United Federation of Teachers.
This may or may not have been a crime — among other things, that’s what the feds are trying to figure out — but the notion that it’s not in spirit pay-to-play is ludicrous.