They're not shy about their black card, so why be shy about your politics?
His girlfriend, Kate, visits him in prison to break up with him.
In order to get her back, he stages an elaborate prison break.
Peter Burke, the agent who put Neal in prison to begin with, quickly catches up with Neal, where it is revealed that Kate has left only a bottle of Bordeaux behind at their apartment.
Being single in New York usually means that you subscribe to the polite rules of dating, i.e.
no talking politics, religion, or yearly income too early on.