C is not an A
but a C is not an F
he told reporters
New York City Mayor Eric Adams was quoted in the New York Times article, Eric Adams, the Mayor Who Never Sleeps, by columnist Maureen O’Dowd in this passage:
Six months into the job, Eric Adams, 61, is at a crucial juncture. The honeymoon, filled with hope for a dynamic new mayor, is over. Adams’s poll numbers have dived, which the optimistic politician took with aplomb. “A C is not an A, but a C is not an F,” he told reporters, adding that he interpreted the numbers from tough New York graders to mean “We’re going to give Eric a shot.”
You have to admit when the Mayor is right, he is right.
A C is NOT an A.
But it sure is a wonderful sentence.
Also, as a social comment, a friend of mine recently posted a National Parks brochure about being out on the water in a local river.
The brochure had the warning that the river was not round and you did not end up where you started.
I guess I am not surprised that today’s park visitors need that warning.
As much as I am that maybe today’s political reporters do need to be reminded that a C is not an A.