Bloomberg, going by this cartoon has a foot-in-mouth tendency. Cartoon on the Aurora shooting incident. | Cartoon titled Race to politicize shooting By Eric Allie, Caglecartoons.com – 7/21/2012 12:00:00 AM. Source & courtesy – cagle.com
Michael Bloomberg made his fortune, providing quotation and technical analysis terminals to the world’s biggest trading and purchasing corporations.
Signing duopolistic deals with various exchanges across the world, in competition with Thomson Reuters, Bloomberg built a profitable business.
Using his fortune to fund his political campaign, Bloomberg became a high-profile mayor of New York city.
In December 2011,
Mayor Bloomberg By Dave Granlund, Politicalcartoons.com – 11/4/2009 12:00:00 AM. Source & courtesy – cagle.com
Mayor Michael Bloomberg, speaking at MIT on Wednesday about the city’s workforce, overreached with his description of the police force which has been lambasted for pepper spraying protesters lining Wall Street in recent weeks.
‘I have my own army in the NYPD, which is the seventh largest army in the world,’ he said.
The mayor, who dismissed reports earlier this year of plans to run for President of the United States, also said he prefers City Hall to the White House.
Referring to the U.S. Department of State, located in the Foggy Bottom neighbourhood of Washington, DC, he added: ‘I have my own state department, to Foggy Bottom’s annoyance. We have the UN in New York, so we have entrée into the diplomatic world that Washington does not have.’
‘I don’t listen to Washington very much, which is something they’re not thrilled about.’
via Bloomberg: I have my own army with the NYPD and my own State Department in New York City | Mail Online.
Nothing about YummRika surprises me.
Yet this statement, even if tongue-in-cheek, is jarring. This kind of a statement is what I would expect from a mobster or a warlord.
Not from the chief executive of a première city in the world.