Well it's clear that the NY Times thinks Mr. Gioia is simply the cat's meow:
Mr. Gioia is viewed as a bright, articulate councilman with a command of a range of issues.
His Race Not Yet Certain, a Politician Gets Set to Run
Overwhelmingly, Mr. Gioia’s colleagues describe him as bright and determined.
I am sure his colleagues think that. What about his constituents?
“I worked as a janitor, a doorman and an elevator operator to pay for school,” he said. He was an aide in the Clinton White House and then practiced law at Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy.
At least they managed to get the word "Tweed" in there.
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