Ed Koch is in full crotchety, old man mode! After saying Palin scares him earlier this week, the former mayor was in fine form on CNN. The Observer recounts his exchange with anchor Carol Costello, who first said his comments that Palin was "plucky" and "perky" might be viewed as sexist. To which he replied, “Oh please. Wow. It’s ridiculous. I mean you can’t compliment someone by saying they’re perky anymore? Plucky is a compliment.” Then while arguing about the anecdote of Palin trying to fire a librarian who wouldn't ban books, Angelo said CNN found it was not true and he said, “It’s disputed. But The New York Times has not retracted it." Angelo insisted CNN found it wasn't true, leaving Koch to defend the Old Gray Lady, "Well you’re not better than The New York Times."