Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Bloomberg Seeks Third Term, Lips

Apparently, Mayor Mike Bloomberg, a.k.a. Mayor Mike, a.k.a. Bloomby, wants to serve a third term. Here in New York City, we've got ourselves some term limits, so technically this is against the rules. So he's gunning to change the rules.

I've got mixed feelings on the matter. I'm fairly certain that I've never voted for Mayor Mike (I can't actually remember who I voted for during his re-election - Ferrer? Would I do that? - so maybe I did vote for Bloomby).

Overall, I don't think Mayor Mike has been a bad mayor at all. I like his environmental vision for the City. Even if the congestion pricing thing didn't work out, I'm thrilled he tried and hasn't given up. He's a bit pro-business for my tastes, and I'm not convinced his approach to education is the right one, but I desperately hope it is, for the sake of the public school kids.

But there is one thing I like tremendously about this whole third term thing...

Remember Rudy Giuliani? America's Mayor? Noun, verb, 9/11? He was all heroic and brave and calming and blahdiblah during the days following September 11, 2001? And then he did what all New Yorkers expected and became a Dickhead again. We didn't actually know how the Dickheadedness would manifest itself; we just knew he'd return to Dickheadness. Rudy declared himself to be Mayor-For-Life or something equivalent, despite that Mayor Mike had already been elected to replace him.

Well, at no point was a third term seriously considered for Rudy. And yet for Mayor Mike, the powers-that-be are looking into it. So that's a nice little "fuck you" to Rudy, and I like any opportunity to give a fond "fuck you" to Rudy.

Oh, and Mayor Mike has no lips.

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At 11:16 AM , Anonymous i don't know said...

you did not vote for Bloomberg when he was last up for re-election. i know this because you gave me quite a talking to for doing so. i love the guy. he's so little and lipless!

At 11:28 AM , Blogger Dan G said...

Oh, yeah... It was hot on the heels of the Republican convention here in NYC, and he'd given millions to the Republican party, which was a deal-breaker for me. But did I vote for Ferrer? That guy was a tool.

At 11:42 AM , Anonymous i don't know said...

yes, you did

At 1:16 PM , Blogger Dan G said...

Ouch. Man, voting is always a compromise for me.

At 5:15 PM , Anonymous mattupp said...

Aren't you a commie? I thought a man who made his fortune off of fleecing Wall Street firms through a business media empire would be the exact opposite of your choice of a candidate, lips or no lips?

Don't forget that the terms limits were to finally get Ed Koch out of Gracie Mansion.

Frankly, what lame-assed Democratic is up to defeating Bloomberg, and what lame-assed Republican is willing to outspend him on overturning the term limits?

Go Rays!

At 7:32 AM , Blogger Dan G said...

Fleecing Wall Street doesn't bother me. It's the rich fleecing the rich. But it has been determined that I didn't vote for Mayor Mike, after all.

I voted for the tool instead!

At 8:20 AM , Blogger Matt said...

Genius post title, G.


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