Nurse, Marie Antoinette or Both?

by Andrew Stuttaford

As his wars against salt, trans fats and so on have made all too clear, Nurse Bloomberg is a man with a peculiar sense of priorities.

And so he claims to believe in man-made climate change, but appears to have done little or nothing to strengthen New York City’s infrastructure against the increased risks that climate change is supposedly already bringing in its wake. Supporting grand plans at grand conferences might appeal to Bloomberg’s sense of his own grandeur (even if the difference those grand  plans would allegedly make would not be felt for decades, or longer, or ever), but as to doing something that could potentially (if you follow the logic of AGW) make a difference now, something that would involve, you know, engineering and construction, rather than simply bossing people around, well, that’s not what this grubby little despot is about.

And then there’s this:

Staten Island Borough President Jim Molinaro…urged New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg Wednesday to cancel Sunday’s New York City Marathon. The race’s staging area is on Staten Island and Molinaro said it would be “crazy, asinine,” to have the race after what has happened.

“My God. What we have here is terrible, a disaster,” Molinaro said Wednesday. “If they want to race, let them race with themselves. This is no time for a parade. A marathon is a parade. Now is the time to put your shoulder to the wheel. If they want to prepare for something, let them prepare for the election, not a marathon.”

“Do you realize how many police officers you need for a marathon?” he asked. “There are people looting stores on Midland Avenue. There is looting taking place in the homes on the South Shore that were destroyed. That is where we need the police.”

Good grief,  if I were Obama I’d be embarrassed by this clown’s endorsement.

H/t: Instapundit.

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