Just days ago, Michael Bloomberg’s endorsement of Obama — because there was a hurricane, and everybody knows global warming causes hurricanes, and Obama’s going to stop global warming, or something — was supposed to be just the thing to put the Greatest President in History right over the top. Now? Maybe not so much.
When Emperor Bloomberg magnanimously heeded the cries of the peasantry and canceled the amusing footrace he had so anticipated, were they grateful? Did he earn a brief respite from the vulgar honking of the common rabble? He did not.
What a run-around!
The city left more than a dozen generators desperately needed by cold and hungry New Yorkers who lost their homes to Hurricane Sandy still stranded in Central Park yesterday.
And that’s not all — stashed near the finish line of the canceled marathon were 20 heaters, tens of thousands of Mylar “space” blankets, jackets, 106 crates of apples and peanuts, at least 14 pallets of bottled water and 22 five-gallon jugs of water.
This while people who lost their homes in the Rockaways, Coney Island and Staten Island were freezing and going hungry.
And they’re letting him know about it. Here’s Hizzoner getting an earful from the residents of Far Rockaway.
“People are always gonna want to get as many things as they want, as fast as they can.” Yeah, what a bunch of ingrates.
Don’t they know there’s an election tomorrow?
Help is on the way, New York. Just ask our guys in Benghazi.
Mayor Bloomberg has snubbed Borough President Markowitz’s impassioned plea to bring the National Guard to Hurricane Sandy-scarred Brooklyn — arguing that approving the Beep’s request would be a waste of federal manpower and turn the borough into a police state.
“We don’t need it,” Mayor Bloomberg said on Wednesday during a press update on the city’s ongoing Hurricane Sandy cleanup. “The NYPD is the only people we want on the street with guns.”
Take it away, Kathleen:
Forget Romney/Obama. I’m betting lots are thinking President Bloomberg this morning.
— kathleenparker (@kathleenparker) October 30, 2012
P.S. NBC’s Savannah Guthrie: Sandy “handed” to Obama “seemingly from above.”
P.P.S. Rudy Giuliani: “Where the hell are the generators?”