The New Bloomberg Rumor
Problem: The rumor that New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg was going to run for president became repetitive and tedious. Solution: Promulgate so many different ...
Problem: The rumor that New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg was going to run for president became repetitive and tedious.
Solution: Promulgate so many different rumors about Bloomberg that each one seems fresh and exciting.
Besides the presidency, Bloomberg has been rumored to be a running mate for Barack Obama, a candidate for governor in 2010 and now a candidate for reelection as mayor, even though he's term-limited next year. From the New York Daily News :
Aides to Mayor Bloomberg discussed finding a way for the popular mayor to get around term limits so he could seek another four years in City Hall, a source said Saturday.
But while the Bloomberg administration has talked about revising the City Charter on term limits, the mayor has not committed to the idea, the source said.
How did Bloomberg respond? With a denial, of course:
A spokesman for the mayor said Bloomberg promises to abide by the law, which limits elected city officials to two four-year terms in office.
"The mayor is absolutely not seeking a third term," said Bloomberg spokesman Stu Loeser.
I'll leave it to the Bloombergologists to decide whether "absolutely" is categorical enough.
Join the Discussion
After you comment, click Post. You can enter an anonymous Display Name or connect to a social profile.
Florida VA Cited for Disability Claims Errors1 hour ago
The Politics of the Mountain Formerly Called McKinley1 hour ago
New Clean Water Rules Mean Small Farm Inspections in Vermont55 minutes ago
Medicaid Flaws Mean New Jersey Owes Feds $32 Million2 hours ago
What Happened to New Jersey's Wind Power Plans?2 hours ago
Indiana Governor's Top Donors Revealed3 hours ago