Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Guv run? No way, mayor says

NEWSDAY

BEING A MAYOR OF NEW YORK CITY HAS BEEN A POLITICAL CURSE..NO NYC MAYOR HAS EVER BEEN ELECTED TO HIGHER OFFICE...EVER.AND BLOOMBERG IS "MR COMPROMISE"???? TALK ABOUT ARROGANCE AND MY WAY OR THE HIGHWAY....BLOOMIE IS NO BARGAIN.......ANDY

Mayor Michael Bloomberg said yesterday he has "no interest" in running for governor and "never had a discussion" about opposing the re-election of Gov. Eliot Spitzer in 2010.The Republican mayor's comments came in response to a New York Post story that claimed he had recently expressed an interest in the state's top job to party officials, according to a senior GOP leader who requested anonymity. The newspaper also quoted the leader as saying Bloomberg was frustrated by Spitzer's domineering style and resistance to some city initiatives."Categorically I've never had a conversation about it," Bloomberg said at the Rockaway Beach boardwalk."I think the closest I've ever come - maybe two years ago when they were looking for candidates somebody said, 'Would you run?' and I said, 'No, thank you, I've no interest whatsoever,'" the mayor recalled.Bloomberg also phoned Spitzer yesterday to deny the Post story, which he told reporters "was totally made up."Post editor Col Allan replied, "We stand by our reporting."Spitzer, a Democrat, took in stride the hubbub in Albany caused by the story. "Frankly neither of us is thinking about 2010 right now," the freshman governor said. "He [Bloomberg] has been a wonderful partner."Bloomberg added, "I think the governor is doing a great job."Still, the duo have clashed over school aid, rebuilding lower Manhattan and congestion pricing, among other issues. And traditionally, governors and New York City mayors have had strained relations."They are bound to be on a collision course," said veteran journalist and pollster Maurice Carroll of Quinnipiac University, adding that Albany holds tremendous power over New York City, where about half the state's population lives.Senate Majority Leader Joseph Bruno (R-Brunswick), who tried unsuccessfully to persuade Bloomberg to make a gubernatorial bid last year, said yesterday he would make a better governor than Spitzer."He [Bloomberg] doesn't look to steamroller over anybody," Bruno said, referring to Spitzer's self-characterization. "He looks to compromise, to negotiate, and that's just a better style

Comments:
We all have to wonder what Bloomberg is really thinking of with this congestion pricing tax scheme. Maybe he mostly just wants a new tax. Just wrap it up in 'concern for the environment', and people can just demonize those who oppose it.

If he cares so much about traffic jams, congestion and air pollution, why does he let Park Avenue be blocked off? Why doesn't he do anything about that?

Pershing Square Restaurant blocks Park Avenue going South at 42nd St. for 12 hours a day/6 months of the year! This Causes Massive Congestion & Air Pollution!

But apparently it does not bother NYC's Nanny-in-Chief Mike "Congestion Pricing Tax" Bloomberg? Check out the map!

http://whataplanet.blogspot.com
http://preview.tinyurl.com/38obfd

Check it out!

Thanks,

Little Blue PD

:)
 
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