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Fri Feb 1, 2013, 06:25 AM

Ed Koch, mayor who became a symbol of NYC, dies

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Source: AP

NEW YORK (AP) Former Mayor Ed Koch, the combative, acid-tongued politician who rescued the city from near-financial ruin during a three-term City Hall run in which he embodied New York chutzpah for the rest of the world, died Friday. He was 88.

Koch died at 2 a.m., spokesman George Arzt said. The funeral will be Monday at Temple Emanu-El in Manhattan.

Read more: http://www.seattlepi.com/news/us/article/Ed-Koch-mayor-who-became-a-symbol-of-NYC-dies-4242344.php

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oberliner Feb 2013 OP
MrSlayer Feb 2013 #1
RandiFan1290 Feb 2013 #2
zellie Feb 2013 #3
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Response to oberliner (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 06:32 AM

1. I wasn't a fan.

 

But I only know his Bush loving, neo-con side.

Had he any redeeming value?

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Response to MrSlayer (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 06:35 AM

2. That's all I could remember

The insults he hurled at anyone that was critical of Bush or the Iraq invasion.

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Response to MrSlayer (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 06:40 AM

3. Early on he was left of center

 

and in later years moved to center/right.

Nice guy tho.

RIP

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Response to MrSlayer (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 06:50 AM

4. He was also involved in the right-wing hit piece FahrenHype 9/11 with Ann Coulter and Zell Miller.

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Response to oberliner (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 06:58 AM

5. Locking, sorry, but this is a duplicate. Please continue discussion and post updates here:

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