Mayor Bloomberg pays for Virginia campaign ads
Story here. He's attacking pro-gun gubernatorial candidate Robert F. McDonnell, who as Attorney General dared write Bloomberg a letter notifying him that if he tried to set up Virginia FFLs in the future he'd face criminal charges.
I suppose it's hard to be a millionaire, or a politician, let alone both, without becoming a narcissist, but to write someone "But all is forgiven if you do what’s right. I understand people say things, and as they mature and get more information, hopefully they’re intelligent enough to assess that information, include it in decisions," is, well, rather self-betraying. Anyone who dares criticize the one speaking is doing wrong, immature, and unintelligent. It's not possible the critic has a difference of opinion. He has offended the almighty.
Must ... get ... duct tape ... must ... wrap ... skull ... before ... it
Damn. Too late.
Posted by: Bill at April 15, 2009 07:13 AM
One bright spot in all of this is that no matter how much money he has he will not live forever.
Posted by: Jim K at April 15, 2009 08:29 AM
...Yeah, Jim, but I was 11 when Castro took over Cuba and I heard the same thing then. Bloomberg has gotten whacked in court over the gun issue and is using his wealth to fight back and sooth his ego. Maybe I'll send McDonnell a little of my ego money. Even CNN says the gun control cause is at it's lowest ebb and trending downward. Maybe McDonnell can use the stink of 'Bloombergs money' to get ahead.
Posted by: Dave Dudley at April 15, 2009 08:57 AM
I was 3 when Castro took over, Bloomberg is 67, so by the law of averages I should live long enough to see both of them go. :)
Posted by: Jim K at April 15, 2009 09:17 AM
This is why Bloomie should be retired so an island somewhere and raise orchids.
a legend in his own mind, and an abuser of his legal powers as a government official. The part that makes it worse is his personal wealth, and the hypocrisy of walking around with policemen at every quadrant while telling us (the unwashed) we will be safer if we give up our guns.
No comebacks to him if he is mistaken...we will do the bleeding, not him. The evidence is clear this is what will happen. Bloomie is too smart to listen to all that "trash", though.
Would that he would commnand the tides to stay away from his throne, and drown in the process.
Posted by: Harry Schell at April 15, 2009 11:58 AM
"Maybe McDonnell can use the stink of 'Bloombergs money' to get ahead."
McDonnell will undoubtedly be able to turn this to his advantage. Bloomberg is probably too egocentric to realize just how unpopular he is in most of Virginia, or how much he inadvertently helped McDonell by weighing in like this. The one thing Bloomberg could do to advance the Republican candidate even more would be to actually show up as a speaker at the eventual Democratic nominee's rallies throughout Virginia (at least in the vast bulk of the Commonwealth located south and west of the People's Republic of Arlington and Alexandria, which really ought to be retroceded back to the District of Columbia where they belong).
Then again, I suspect that none of the Dems running for Governor are dumb enough to let Bloomberg anywhere near their campaigns, for exactly this reason.
Posted by: zippypinhead at April 15, 2009 12:54 PM