Kasim Reed as Robin to Nathan Deal’s Batman | Political Insider blog

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Kasim Reed as Robin to Nathan Deal’s Batman | Political Insider blog

WASHINGTON — Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed testified before the U.S. House of Representatives today on transportation policy, but the question-and-answer session lingered on his relationship with Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal.

Reed opted for a superhero analogy to describe how he acknowledges he is the junior partner here: “I understand that he’s Batman and I’m Robin, but I do believe that mayors have to have a voice. I don’t have it confused.”

Pitching them as the Dynamic Duo would marginalize state Sen. Jason Carter in his attempt to unseat Deal, and Reed’s chilly endorsement of Carter last week suggests the mayor isn’t out to do his fellow Democrat any favors.

Reed acknowledged that he would “get in trouble” for being publicly kind to Deal, but then he went on to sell their pairing as a national model that Congress should promote.

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