Mayor de Blasio drew a line in the sand when he marched through Sunnyside, Queens, last week in the gay-friendly St. Pat’s for All parade. Posing for pictures with the manly Irish drag queen known as Panti Bliss, who rocked false eyelashes, lipstick and enough foundation makeup to drown a cat, the mayor could not hide a horrified expression plastered on his face that screamed silently — “Help me!”
He needs all the help he can get.
If you thought Hizzoner’s public stand alongside New York’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals would bring him fans or a coveted spot next to transvestite Lady Bunny at this summer’s NYC Gay Pride March, you’d be mistaken. De Blasio would be lucky to nab a stool in a Greenwich Village gay bar.
Human waste Lillo Brancato, 37, told “Entertainment Tonight,’’ “I wish I could take it back and bring Police Officer Daniel [Enchautegui] back to life.’’ Right.
Brancato, a one-time heroin and crack addict who appeared in the mob flick “A Bronx Tale’’ and on HBO’s “The Sopranos,’’ was arrested in 2005 and convicted in 2008 of attempted burglary. Brancato and partner Steven Armento were trying to break into a Bronx basement apartment to steal prescription drugs when Enchautegui showed up. Armento shot the officer to death and is serving a life term for a murder conviction.
Brancato was sprung from prison on New Year’s Eve.