Highlight reel: Koch’s lack of spousal feedback, and views on accountability in Albany

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Here are some videos of Ed Koch sounding off on Albany and politics, plus Chuck Schumer and Al D'Amato relaying funny Koch anecdotes.

Asked what he'd do after endorsing Al Gore in 1988, Koch says: "Have shoes—and mouth—will travel." And on some recent boos he received in the South Bronx: "That audience was loaded."

 

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Ed Koch: "Had I won, I'd still be in Albany. Nobody ever throws those bums out."

Ed Koch on why he shouldn't have said Albany was a fate worse than death.

Ed Koch recalls Eleanor Roosevelt asking what the name of a candidate was minutes before delivering a campaign speech on that candidate's behalf.

Chuck Schumer recalls watching Ed Koch on television, and his wife saying, "You know what his problem is … when he goes to bed at night, there's no one laying in bed next to him saying 'you know what a jerk you made out of yourself today?'"

Al D'Amato recalls Ed Koch telling a critic "fuck you" and feeling "liberated."