In an interview with the New York Times that was "not to be made public until Mr. Koch's death," former NYC mayor Ed Koch—who died earlier this morning—finally said what he really wanted to about his former mayoral opponent Mario Cuomo—he's "a prick."
During the campaign for that race in 1977, posters surfaced on Queens Boulevard referencing Koch's sexuality, telling people to "Vote for Cuomo, Not the Homo." According to Koch's obituary in The Times:
Mr. Koch did not respond at the time, but 12 years later, in his book "His Eminence and Hizzoner," he recalled, "When I first saw those posters, I cringed, and I wondered how I would be able to bear it."
In the Times interview, which was released this morning, Koch said that he had never forgiven Cuomo (or his son, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo) for the posters. "Even though social relationships when we meet in public are good, underneath, he knows that I know what I'm thinking—'you prick.'"