There’s no reason to be surprised at this:
Mayor de Blasio was true to form in his first State of the City speech — he started late.
The crowd of community leaders and elected officials, including Reps. Carolyn Maloney and Charles Rangel, were told to put away their phones just before the designated start time at noon.
But they then sat cooling their heels for another 20 minutes before the mayor took the stage.
Bill de Blasio has seen that Barack Obama has easily gotten away with not showing up to things on time; and thus, so will he. Whether de Blasio can get away with it is, of course, another story entirely.
— Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) February 11, 2014