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Over the weekend, Busboys and Poets owner Andy Shallal landed on Washington Post columnist Colby King‘s list of four mayoral hopefuls who should call it quits. Unsurprisingly, Shallal isn’t taking King up on his offer, and he wrote into the Post yesterday to say so.

In his letter, an unhappy Shallal complains  that King didn’t “celebrate” the eight-candidate field.

“He suggested that four of the eight Democratic candidates drop out,” Shallal writes. “Why stop at four? Why not six or seven? Maybe Mr. King could just tell us his choice and let the rest of us sit this one out.”

Besides, why would Shallal drop out when he has Reza Aslan in his corner? Shallal added the controversialish historian to his stable of celebrity endorsers yesterday with the above video, where Aslan promises that Shallal can make art “one of the principal drivers of the economy.” Take that, Colby!