Monday, September 9, 2013

We Need to Find Out the RTA's Position on Kittens

Posted By on Mon, Sep 9, 2013 at 10:00 AM

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(Steven Liu/Scratching Pad)

Let's be honest. This is Arizona. Once we get our modern streetcar operating, we're not stopping the train for any damn kittens. OK? That's the way it's going to be. In New York City, they probably have more no-kill shelters anyway. They can afford to stop a few subway trains for some cute adorable kittens.

However this dude, this dude must be from Arizona:

Richard Gentles, a spokesperson for the AC&C, says the kittens ultimately will be available for adoption. Unsurprisingly, he said, "we have a lot of interest in the cats."

But probably not from Joe Lhota, the NYC mayoral candidate who, after saying he wouldn't have stopped the trains for the kittens, was accused of being a cat killer by rival Republican John Catsimatidis.

Liu (who says he's not related to yet another mayoral candidate, comptroller John Liu), was willing to cut the former MTA head some slack. "He probably meant well, I think he probably wanted to come down on the side of procedural consistencies in the subways and making sure passengers get there on time, but instead he came across as being really callous. I don't think he intended to do that," he says.

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