Monday, March 06, 2006

The Negotiation Process

Mayor Bloomberg, in yet another installment of his highly-principled quest to avoid having NYC pay any portion whatsoever of the cost of the CFE suit, held discussions with State Senate Majority Leader Joseph Bruno. This gets him one step closer to his dream of a city that pays only for sports stadiums, blackmailing others to pick up the tab for frivolous extras like schools.

I'm particularly enamored of this paragraph:

The mayor denied a report in The Daily News yesterday suggesting that he would agree not to back a prospective Democratic challenge to Serphin R. Maltese, a Republican senator from Queens, in exchange for more school-construction money.

It's always more colorful when an outright confirmation is worded as an absolute denial.
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