Skip to comments.Mayor: Feds Failed On Katrina Response (Bloomberg)
Posted on 09/04/2005 7:22:25 PM PDT by chet_in_ny
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Smart money says Bloomie stays in office, but my gut has consistently said he is a goner. I was surprised he won in 2001, actually. Bloomie had enjoyed commanding leads in the polls but something just tells me Ferrer is the man to beat.
Wait and see.
"Somehow," CBS 60 Minutes forgot to ask him about the forgotten buses.
There are TONS of Puerto Ricans constantly moving to NY. The population explosion is quite amazing actually. Ferrer will obviously benefit from this but how easy is it for a Commonwealth Puerto Rican to establish residency here in NY? I suspect it is very easy.
The explosion of Dominicans on the other hand is not likely to lead to more Ferrer votes as they are from a foreign country... or that's what logic would tell you...
It would be nice if we could strip him of the Republican label, much like a desserters strips were stripped off their uniforms in the old days.....
You could be right about dems, but they sure seem to stick to the party line WAY more tightly than repubs do.
Yep, but extinction does not happen overnight.
Bloomie is out of place as mayor and doesn't have much to show for his run. He is uninspiring and has the demeanor of a boss that nobody likes but who thinks his people love him.
He is a total zero and in my last vote in nyc (2001), I couldn't bring myself to vote for him and voted for Green. Believe me, that was tough!
I can't think of any constituency he has, and he only won election by 33,000+ votes, benefitting from Rudy's post-911 halo a bit. Green won 3 borons (manhattan, Brooklyn, Bronx), and Bloomie won Queens and SI big. I just don't see that dynamic in play in 2005. Wait and see.
CBS = Communist Broadcasting Slugs.
I hope the Green vote was a protest vote against the NY Republican party. Sort of like my vote for Schumer in the last election- and believe me I showered after that one.
20-YR-OLD JABBAR GIBSON RESCUES 70 VICTIMS
BY DRIVING THEM 315 MILES TO HOUSTON TEXAS
WHILE OVER 600 SCHOOL BUSES WERE IGNORED
BY LA GOVERNOR BLANCO & NO MAYOR NAGIN
he coulda said fields... 8^)
Actually my vote was borderline sincere and borderline bitter.
Bloomie was clearly a clown. While I am a GOPer since I turned 18, I won't just vote for any Republican. I need to have some confidence in them, even if I don't agree with them 100% (or even 75%). Bloomie just didn't pass that test - he comes across to me as a very small, weak man. Not a good leader. I also figured he would be feuding with the rest of the city government, and I think that pretty much is what happened.
Green is a clown and a poor choice for Mayor, but at least I felt he was sincere and would work better with the other components of the city government. Push came to shove, Green was actually a better choice, as astonishing as it sounds.
Also, I was so alienated from nyc that I figured a fitting send-off to my hometown. I was flipping off the city. They deserved it. I figure Ferrer is what nyc deserves. I hope they get it.
e-mail the radio station, maybe they'd like to know the truth -- like Bloomberg doesn't know his butt from a hole in the ground.
Stick it, Mayor. The only appropriate thing you did during this entire disaster was to put *YOUR FAMILY* on a helicopter Friday night. That was more than 36 hours before you were forced to ask NO citizens to leave on Sunday morning.
just damn Travis... that one'll leave a mark!!!
Man, that really gets the point across.
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