Christine Quinn Gives Special Treatment to Pigs-in-a-Blanket

Eating is part of the job.
Eating is part of the job. Photo: NICHOLAS ROBERTS/AFP/Getty Images

How do the city’s politicians avoid the inevitable weight gain that comes with schmoozing at campaign events? Quinn says that she sticks to crudité (hold the ranch), but makes one exception: “If there’s pigs-in-the-blanket, I get to have two.” Manhattan borough president Scott Stringer counts on his press secretary to rip doughnuts from his hands, while Joseph J. Lhota stuffs his briefcase with protein bars (how Republican). And poor William C. Thompson Jr. says, “You just can’t eat.” [NYT]