When I taught finance, I always introduced the chapter on ratio analysis with Ed Koch's patented line, "How'm I doin'?", for a hard look at the accounting stats would often answer that question for a firm.
As for Mr. Ed, the answer is "not that well"; he passed on earlier today at 88. He was an honest liberal, honest enough to back Republicans on national-security issues when Democrats were clueless on terrorism and/or Israel.
One amazing thing about him is that he never married and never seemed to have a serious girlfriend or boyfriend. He was rumored to be in the closet for as long as that was an issue; in his first mayoral campaign, he was up against a young Mario Cuomo, so the slogan for Super Mario fans was "vote for Cuomo, not the homo." However, some people can be celibate and not be a priest or nun (that wasn't an option for a Jewish guy like Koch); Condi Rice and David Souter come to mind.
He was one of the more engaging politicians I can recall, always worth a stop if he was being interviewed. Not that I always agreed with him, but he always seemed to be a happy warrior and an honest one. Pray that God smiles on him going foward; he wasn't a "completed" Jew, but a fairly honest one, for what that will buy you at the Pearly Gates.