City Council Candidate Using Fortune Cookies to Get Ahead

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The Upper West Side’s Ken Biberaj is campaigning to win votes in Council District 6 by supplying fortune cookies to local Chinese restaurants. Canteen 82 and the Cottage are serving the fortunes, which say “Ken Biberaj is in your future.” It’s an appropriate strategy for this year’s election, considering everyone’s going to read it as “Ken Biberaj is in your future — in bed.” It should come as no surprise, then, that Bill Clinton has previously used the same fortune-cookie campaign tactic. [NYT]