How the mighty have fallen. Joseph Lhota, who lost to Bill de Blasio in the 2013 mayoral election is now working as a day-laborer for the New York State MTA.
When asked where they located Lhota, Veronique Hakim, the agency’s managing director, said, “We just drove up to the local hardware store. Out front, there was the usual gaggle of people looking for per diem work. One of my staffers asked, ‘¿Quién tiene experiencia en el transporte?’ A well dressed man answered, ‘¡Tengo experiencia, señor!’
“We told him to get in the van,” Hakim continued. “He proceeded to open his backpack and pull out a pair of wing tips, an iPad, and an American Express Platinum card. We knew right away that he was just the kind of person we were looking for.”