It's a Girl!
Sep 16, 2009 | 2641 views | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Well, the week wasn't a total wash for Eric Gioia. He may have lost his bid to become the city's next public advocate (and a heartbeat away from becoming the next mayor of New York City), but he received a bit of good news on Monday – actually more than a bit, seven pounds and ten ounces of good news to be exact.

He and his wife Lisa Hernandez Gioia welcomed their second daughter, Rosalee, into the world at 5 a.m. The proud papa immediately sent the word out via Twitter, a video, and a couple of press releases, joking at one point that “unfortunately, due to New York City's arcane election laws, Rosalee won't be able to vote until 2027.”

This prompted another candidate for public advocate to get in on the action. Maybe fearing that a new daughter might sway some undecided voters had Gioia won the Democratic Primary this week, Republican Alex Zablocki sent out a press release of his own, showing voters that he's big enough to congratulate a potential opponent and has a few zingers of his own in his pocket. Here's a bit from his press release:

“While we crisscross the five boroughs campaigning to make our city a better place to live, we are reminded by moments like this why we choose public service – to give youngsters like Rosalee a better future. Eric won't be kept up late now just because of this race! It's early yet, but just in case, I'm holding a spot for Rosalee in the Young Republicans.”

Good lord, who actually had the baby here! Talk about piggy-backing. Anyway, Pol Position has a feeling that, in New York City, there are plenty of spots open in the Young Republicans.

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