Somewhere in western Queens, via phone:
Eric: Hey, Mike, I was thinking of wearing a red tie today.
Mike: No, Eric, it's Spring, I think we should go with green.
Eric: You're right, Mike. White shirt and gray suit?
Mike: You got it. See you at noon.
Later on, at the press conference:
Eric: We're blaming Con Ed for rate hikes, but there is increased consumption. I don't know...
Mike: Oh, relax, Eric, it's not like we have to admit that the cause of the blackout and subsequent rate hike were overdevelopment and illegal conversions. The press will never ask those questions and we will never be blamed for allowing them to happen.
Eric: You're right. That reminds me, I have to send in my payments to the weeklies for the Memorial Day ads.
Mike: I need to do that too. Thank God the taxpayers pay for that. The rates are going up. Just like Con Ed.
Eric: Here come the reporters.
Mike: It's showtime!
During the press conference:
Mike: Con Ed sucks!
Eric: Con Ed blows!
Mike & Eric: We hate Con Ed!
After the press conference:
Eric: Damn, I hope that guy in the tweed jacket didn't block the photographer's shot of my face.
Mike: Don't ever let them hear you say the word "tweed," Eric!
Mike: Don't say that word, either, or you'll end up on that blog.
Eric: I hate that blog.
Mike: Me too.
Eric: But I must say, their stuff on Pinky is hilarious. How did they know that Council security was using that as his code name?
Mike: Don't know, but I put that Napoleon picture on my wall.
Eric: Yeah, that one was pretty awesome.
Mike: So how are you managing to eat on only $28?
Eric: Heh, well I am only spending $28 of my personal funds but my "meat and potatoes" are being paid for by Team Gioia.
Mike: Very clever!
Eric: I learned a little something working for the Clintons.
Photo from Queens Gazette