Okay, I made those last two up, but the others I didn't.
You see, Bloomberg is worried that his "legacy" will be destroyed by whomever succeeds him at City Hall, so he's hoping to get some right wing, police state-happy, business-friendly, union-busting, ed deform corporatist to run.
(For those of you who think Hillary doesn't fit that description, let me remind you of Waco, NAFTA, her stint on the Walmart board, and her support of the ed deform movement as Exhibit A; Exhibit B is how the hell did the Clintons, who didn't have a house to live in or a pot to piss in during the 90's, get to be multimillionaires anyway?)
Bloomberg has been rumored to have been supporting City Council speaker Christine Quinn behind the scenes as payback for her manipulating term limits so that he could run for a third term, but his public support of her has been lukewarm at best.
How else do you describe a guy who allegedly is supporting Quinn but keeps looking for someone else to run for him?
But after the Daily News mayoral debate on Thursday, Bloomberg seems to be trying to get back on the Quinn bandwagon:
NEW YORK CITY — Mayor Michael Bloomberg singled out City Council Speaker Christine Quinn Friday as the only "rational" Democratic candidate to succeed him — because she's the only one who refuses to criticize his policies, he claimed.
“I will say, you know, the one aspirant that we know of on the Democratic side that really hasn’t engaged in any of this — most of this foolishness — is Quinn," said Bloomberg, speaking during his weekly radio show with WOR's John Gambling.
"She’s much more rational and understands there’s no simple solution to complex problems,” Bloomberg said.