A snow bird tweets


    Any student of modern urban history knows of the connection between snowstorms and the political fortunes of big city mayors. Old hands will remember that Jane Byrne became mayor of Chicago in 1979 after her predecessor left streets buried under a blizzard.

    Here’s a modern take on the story from Time, showing how Newark Mayor Corey Booker combined snow clean-up, personal involvement and Twitter to look good in white.

    I’m taking a the rest of the year off, and will be posting next week. Enjoy, and return in one piece.

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