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Shooting yourself in the foot, Mayor Bloomberg style

by Benjamin Kabak

By donating $500,000 to New York State Republicans, Mayor Bloomberg may have just cost himself and the City the congestion price support of State Democrats. “You don’t want to stick your thumb in the eye of people that you want to help you,” Assemblyman Carl E. Heastie, a Bronx Democrat, said to The Times. While an idealist would hope that the legislature does what is best for the City and passes the congestion pricing plan, a realist knows that politics is more important in New York State than policy. So for that, I give a loud Bronx cheer to Mayor Mike. Why not now just give $450 million of your own money to the MTA? You can afford it, and now the agency will need it. [The New York Times]

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Gary March 4, 2008 - 3:17 pm

Well, at least this will kill the absolute nonsense speculation about Bloomberg getting a Dem VP nod.

There’s a small crowd of Bloomberg fetishists in the local and political media that need to give it a rest.


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