Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Bloomberg Will Seek a Third Term

So says The New York Times:

The move represents an about-face for Mr. Bloomberg, who has repeatedly said he supports term limits and once called an effort to revise the law “disgusting.” He will apparently try to do so through legislation in the City Council, rather than the ballot box

So much for the will of the people. So much for Mr. Bloomberg's word. And so much for UFT President Randi Weingarten's much ballyhooed promise that we'd "negotiated" our last contract with Bloomberg and Klein.

Mr. Bloomberg has much in common with President GW Bush, pictured at left, including utterly ineffectual education policies, the adoring approval of Maverick Johny McCain, open hostility toward unions and a willingness to welcome torturers like Uzbek dictator Islam Karimov, also pictured at left (Mr. Karimov, incidentally, appears to share Mr. Bloomberg's disdain for term limits).

Unlike President Bush, however, Mayor Bloomberg got into office via acquiring more votes than his opponent, and is widely acknowledged to have bought the office he now holds fair and square.

Update (Thanks to 14 More Years): Act to maintain term limits.
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