If you thought you could get Mayor Bloomberg to answer whether he is running for president under oath, you’ll be sorely disappointed.

The New York Sun reports that as part of a defamation case brought against Bloomberg by a South Carolina gun salesman over remarks made by the mayor in 2006, Bloomberg was asked that very question. His response?

I was not planning to run for president then.”

And thus, we wait.

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In 2008, Vote Reagan

December 5, 2007

Is it me, or is Giuliani now running on Reagan’s platform?



(fast forward to 2:42 to watch Giuliani’s response)

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Bloomberg for President?

December 5, 2007

He’s advisor Kevin Sheeky seems to think so.

The Politicker is keeping track of Sheeky’s Facebook moves and reports that in Dec. 2 he joined the groups Michael R. Bloomberg for Pres. of U.S.A., and Draft Bloomberg.

He also found time to become a fan of Draft Bloomberg.

Still our mayor insists he is NOT running for president in 2008.

Just the same, here’s Bloomberg on presidential candidates, religion and politics, how the U.S. is viewed internationally, and other topics.

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Of Kings and Ringtones

December 5, 2007

And finally…

The latest craze in ringtones? The King of Spain!

Vodpod videos no longer available. from www.reuters.com posted with vodpod

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Well, somebody had to do it

November 11, 2007

Why not the King?

After President Chavez criticized former Spanish President Aznar, the current Spanish President Rodriguez Zapatero, a socialist with very different views from those of the conservative Aznar, defended his countryman by saying that President Aznar was chosen by the Spanish people.

This response, however, was not good enough for Chavez who kept interrupting. Until finally, a voice of reason rose from the crowd…

“Why don’t you shut up?,” the King of Spain, Juan Carlos, told President Chavez.

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The Cost of War

November 4, 2007

The National Priorities Project has gathered tax-payer’s information and used it to determine how much towns and counties are paying for the Iraq War.

According to their numbers, the war has cost New York City residents $15,237,500,000 thus far, with Queens paying the most out of the five boroughs with $4,701,200,000.

They also list other ways of looking at the cost of the war:

  • $4,100 for every American household;
  • $1,500 for every American;
  • $3,400 for every taxpayer;
  • $11 million per hour and;
  • $275 million per day.

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The Politics of Parsing

November 4, 2007

The John Edward’s campaign came out with a new add that uses Hilary’s “double-speak” during the latest Democratic debate.

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