Friday, October 03, 2008
Let the Voters Decide
Mayor and City Council
Want Four More Years.
Public Voted 'No' Twice
But What Do They Care?
The rush of events surrounding Mayor Bloomberg’s candidacy for a third term kept us from commenting sooner on his volte-face.
For a person so aware of time that he puts clocks in his commissioners’ offices to remind them how much time is left in his term, the decision to seek another 1461 days in office will mean a massive resetting of timepieces if he is successful.
With the aid of compliant, self-serving Councilmembers, most of whom could never get a job comparable to the $110,000 plus lulus that they pull down today, the 454 remaining days for all of them would become 1915. And a precedent will be set under which the band of brigands could change the law again and vote themselves a fourth term when 2013 rolls around. Who knows, the city may be in worse shape then than it is today. Consequently, they will believe their services will be even more necessary.