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    Future president Bill DiBlasio gets ratioed by book Twitter.

    Jessie Gaynor

    June 5, 2019, 3:40pm

    I’ll say this for Bill De Blasio mayor of New York City and the most confusing 2020 presidential candidate: his heart was in the right place when he tweeted that Joe Biden’s support of the Hyde Amendment, which would ban federal funds abortion services, made him “Dr. Jekyll.”

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    The previous tweet in the thread made it clear that De Blasio was intending to both drag Biden for a position that would hurt women—particularly low-income women and women of color—AND make a cool literary pun. I am in favor of both those things! Unfortunately, as Book Twitter was quick to point out, Dr. Jekyll wasn’t the bad guy in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. The ratio-ing was swift and fierce.

    DiBlasio’s proposed library budget cuts also came up…

    I quite appreciated this one:

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    And, of course, the tweet had its (tepid) defenders:

    Never change, Book Twitter!

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