That's not surprising to me, of course. While Weiner played a fierce Bloomberg critic in public, I am not at all shocked to find out he was meeting with Bloomberg behind the scenes in order to make nice with Herr Mayor.
Weiner has no soul, no political conscience. He existed in the public sphere simply to aggrandize his own ego and advance his career ambitions.
Good riddance to him.
But even more interesting is this information from the end of the article:
In another fascinating tidbit from the schedule, teachers union president Mike Mulgrew met more frequently with Bloomberg than any other municipal-union leader, about once every six weeks.
What do Mulgrew and Bloomberg talk about at these meetings?
Is our venerable UFT president much like Anthony Weiner, playing fierce Bloomberg critic in public, while making nice with Herr Mayor in private?
Are Bloomberg and Mulgrew like wrestlers who meet before the match to telegraph their moves in order to maximize the drama while minimizing the potential for damage to the two of them?
I know labor leaders have to meet with the mayor and governor.
But given how dazzlingly inept the UFT often is at fighting Bloomberg's reform agenda, it's hard not be cynical about these kinds of meetings.