"But our fifth or so interruption was a surprise: "Hi, I'm Andrew Jacobs from the New York Times. Can I talk to you?"read more here.
He's doing a story centering on the thing we're all seeing now: The Valley is all of a sudden relevant in the presidential race. Hillary twice, Barack, Kennedy, Gephardt, etc.
So his first question to the mayor was, essentially, "Why you guys? Why is the area so important to the candidates."
The mayor had a good answer. I imagine he's had to answer for Youngstown a million or so times in the last two years."
22 February 2008
nytimes interrupts lunch with the mayor
Todd has his lunch interrupted: