Would-be City Councilwoman Jo Anne Simon kept her first promise of the long campaign: She promised us a free mojito — and she delivered.
The place: Coco Roco on Smith Street. The time: Tuesday night. The event: A fundraiser for Simon’s run to succeed Councilman David Yassky (D–Brooklyn Heights). The problem: Distinguishing yourself from at least five other declared candidates in an election that isn’t even until 2009 for a district that sprawls from Greenpoint to Park Slope.
The solution: Mojitos!
The mint-and-greet event was particularly ironic, given Simon’s strict soft-drink status.
“Jo Anne is the cheapest date in Brooklyn,” said her cheerleading spouse, Bill Harris, who enjoyed one of the rum-and-mint coolers as he worked the room (mostly, it must be said, talking about the new traffic pattern at Tillary and Adams streets, not his wife’s candidacy — but it’s early yet!).
In her formal remarks, Simon, a local district leader, touted her hard work for the community (more on that when it’s time to start covering the race for real — like in June, 2009!). And in her informal remarks, she begged us not to print a picture of her husband holding a mojito.
OK, so we put it online!