Mr. Lhota blamed his poll standing on a brutal primary in which his chief opponent, billionaire businessman John Catsimatidis, repeatedly described Mr. Lhota as mean and a bureaucrat.
"John [Catsimatidis] was throwing as much mud as he possibly could—I've never met anybody who thinks I'm mean, I've never met anybody who thinks I'm not hug-able," Mr. Lhota said. "I tend to hug a lot of people every day. That's what I do."
Yeah, he seems really "hug-able."
Anybody who challenges a 77 year old man to a fist fight at an MTA board meeting seems really "hug-able."
Clearly Lhota's poll numbers will turn around in a few weeks when the public really understands just how loveable and "hug-able" Lhota is.