Perdido 03

Perdido 03

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Bloomberg Looks At The Balloons

The Daily News reports politicians around the state are divided over what to do with the Cathie Black mess.

Some say Bloomberg should agree to give her training wheels and a deputy chancellor in charge of learning, teaching and accountability as the Steiner waiver panel recommended.

They say this is just the way things have worked in Chicago and it's all swell (even though actually it isn't.)

The NY Times op-ed page suggested that Bloomberg should accept this deal.

Other says no, she shouldn't get a "mini me" - if she cannot do the job on her own, then she should not get the job.

Little Andy Cuomo - who has a streak of fascism and authoritarianism in him - says since Bloomberg is the mayor, he should get what he wants.

How's that for reform from the reform governor? Political leaders as dictators!

Anyway, Bloomberg didn't want to talk about any of this last night as he watched the Thanksgiving Day Parade balloons get blown up on the Upper West Side:

City Hall and the Education Department remained mum yesterday, with Bloomberg declining to answer questions at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade balloon inflation event.

"We're not going to talk about any ongoing processes," the mayor said. "We want to look at the balloons."

Poor Mikey - the balloons are getting blown up and so is his pick for chancellor.

One last thing about Bloomberg - you ever notice how he uses the royal "we" when he talks about himself?

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