At Republican Convention, Westchester’s Astorino gets a moment with Mitt


I thought I spotted Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino shaking hands and greeting Mitt Romney on his entrance to the Republican National Convention last night.

If I had been watching on television rather than live streaming to my Mac at, I would have hit rewind on the DVR and paused the scene long enough to take a picture. I got some confirmation during the morning news shows as replays of the entrance included overhead shots in which I was pretty sure I spotted Astorino again, but I didn’t come across the same shot of him briefly chatting with the GOP nominee.

Luckily Roll Call’s Rebecca Shabad (@RebeccaShabad) captured the shot and shared it with @LoHud on Twitter today. The handshake does look a little awkward in the still shot, but I didn’t get that impression when it aired live.

Either way, it’s a nice moment in the presidential politics spotlight for Westchester’s top elected official.

View Shabad’s original Tweet here.


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  1. An analyst might suppose that you have a height fetish and probably come up to “boy bobby’s” eyebrows. Don’t be a small man. Oh, sorry.

  2. Your never ending, ad hominem harangues under various assumed names are not only pedestrian, but palpably despicable. Trip on a paper clip, claim disability, grab your government pension, sue your boss, get gone, and get on with your miserable life to somewhere where you can bankrupt a real business of your own rather than ours.

  3. Keep Ur Little P on

    The truth stings at first but embrace it and stop the insults.

    Facts speak strong and no amount of denigrating the one who speaks truth will stop it.

  4. Thanks for the old Chinese proverb. BTW, If you’re looking for an adverb, the word is ‘strongly.’ Gave you a good idea with that paper clip, eh?

  5. Dr. Diddleshrinken on

    I think I’m beginning to understand. You’re about to be subpoenaed and you’re building an insanity defense via posting?

  6. If Astorino were running your town or city, or headed your school board, you would get headlines and accolades for being fiscally fit and your taxes would concomitantly take a nosedive. Vote Romney. Things may not change overnight, but under the other guy, things are destined to get even worse.