Wednesday, June 06, 2007


I love this. I dunno if I'd vote for Bloomberg, but I like his directness.

One among many reasons why NYC Mayor Mike Bloomberg has no future in the national Republican party.

On Monday Bloomberg weighed in on the JFK bomb plot -- the one where a few Trinidadian ne'er-do-wells who didn't understand how the jet fuel pipelines worked thought they'd blow up the whole city.

"There are lots of threats to you in the world. There's the threat of a heart attack for genetic reasons. You can't sit there and worry about everything. Get a life. You have a much greater danger of being hit by lightning than being struck by a terrorist."

From Talking Points Memo. See also Political Animal's summary of bloggers' snarkiness about the GOP debaters:

Michael Crowley on Mitt Romney: The man is a human PowerPoint presentation — it's almost scary.

Ana Marie Cox: Duncan Hunter would use nukes... but carefully.

Ezra Klein: Does anybody really believe religion is a "very important" part of Giuliani's life? He seems like the type who would make holy water sizzle.

Andrew Sullivan on Mitt Romney: It's rare to see a fraud exposed quite as clearly in real time as the Republichameleon. So he's for making English the national language, but runs campaign ads in Spanish: an almost perfect representation of the plastic one's bullshit.