Diana Taylor: The Bloomberg Household's Real Political Star?
New York Republicans would love to have Michael Bloomberg's girlfriend as a candidate.
I was really intrigued by a story in the New York Times last week about Diana Taylor, who isn't just New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's girlfriend. She also could have been the Republican candidate for Senate in New York this year if she'd wanted it. Some choice bits:
Republican lawmakers, consultants and operatives continue to describe Ms. Taylor — a former investment banker and state banking regulator — as a “perfect candidate,” a “grand-slam home run” and a “shoo-in” for offices ranging from governor to mayor of New York.
Their enthusiasm, as overheated as it may seem, can be traced to her eclectic résumé and a personal warmth that seems to stand out all the more against Mr. Bloomberg’s sometimes chilly demeanor.
Her work for Mr. Pataki drew the attention of Republican insiders; both candidates who sought the party’s 2006 nomination for governor, Mr. Faso and William F. Weld, confirmed in recent interviews that they separately asked her to be their running mate. That same year, the Bush administration considered nominating her to lead the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.
If the gushing is justified, we may one day me referring to Michael Bloomberg as "Diana Taylor's boyfriend."
Join the Discussion
After you comment, click Post. You can enter an anonymous Display Name or connect to a social profile.
Why Water in Schools Is So Susceptible to Lead Poisoning2 hours ago
Outside DNC, Philadelphia Takes Down Mississippi's Flag10 hours ago
Virginia Governor Promises to Circumvent Court Orders to Revoke Felons' Voting Rights11 hours ago
Facing Lawsuit, Texas Eases Birth Certificate Policy for U.S.-Born Children of Immigrants11 hours ago
Alaska's Parent-Notification Abortion Law Ruled Unconstitutional12 hours ago
Denied Medical Care, Sick Prisoners Sue Tennessee Officials12 hours ago