The New York Times is compiling people's memories of great Ed Koch comeback lines. I'd heard this one before, but forgotten it. . .
Hizzoner was asked to explain something that he'd already covered numerous times. His retort:
I can explain it to you again, but I can't comprehend it for you.
Thanks Mayor, that was a mitzvah. Maybe I should post it in open debate.
I've often thought that it would be fun to see Koch and Barney Frank in some sort of battle of wits. I'd have bought a ticket and stood in line for that.
Too bad he didn't live longer. . .he could have become a Scoutmaster.