Former Mike Bloomberg aide Kevin Sheekey hints to Newsweek that big things are planned for the New York mayor once he leaves office.
Said Sheekey: "City Hall holds him back. He stands to become something much larger after he leaves office. Mike Bloomberg has the ability to be the best parts of Bill Clinton, Rupert Murdoch, and Bill Gates all rolled up into one."
Sheekey, of course, was behind the effort to quietly explore a Bloomberg independent bid for president in 2008.
You can bet he'll throw millions into education reform efforts, lobbying for changes to LIFO, teacher bashing and union-busting.
And he'll have plenty, given how much money his company is making.
Even after he's dead, he plans to continue this work through his charitable foundations.
So nothing can stop Bloomberg from getting his way on so many of the things he wants - not his leaving office in 2014, not his failure to win the presidency in 2008 or 2012, not even death.
What Moneybags wants, Moneybags gets.
As for the "Mike Bloomberg has the ability to be the best parts of Bill Clinton, Rupert Murdoch, and Bill Gates all rolled up into one" statement, geez, was that meant to be ironic?
I mean, seriously - the best of Clinton, Murdoch and Gates rolled into one?
I guess that Sheekey means Bloomberg's going to be an arrogant, egocentric, predatory, monopolistic, ruthless, criminal asshole who takes whatever he wants no matter the social harm it causes.
In other words, he's going to be the same Bloomberg we got for 12 years as mayor.
As Mark Twain once said about somebody nowhere near as noxious as Bloomberg, he ought to spend eternity in John Bunyan's version of hell.