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    Bloomberg v Booker

    Bloomberg v Booker

    New Yorkers are always a hard bunch to please, but after this week’s freak blizzard (can we stop calling them freak blizzards now that they happen on the regular?) has landed New York City (and 2012 flirt) Mayor Michael Bloomberg (D/R/Ind/2012) in hot water. Almost a week after the storm, many New York City streets remain unplowed, snow clearing crews are sparse, and entire neighborhoods are still snowed-in. Bloomberg is under fire from all sides for the slushy cleanup.

    Jump the Hudson River for an entirely separate story: Cory Booker (D) Mayor of Newark, and likely 2013 candidate for Governor has been personally clearing his own resident’s driveways, streets and sidewalks while coordinating emergency care all from his cell phone via Twitter. He’s been all over the press for his literally up-to-the-minute responses to stranded residents, and become a national Twitter sensation among social media addicts. Shovel in hand, Booker is making Bloomberg’s modest cleanup look like an unorganized mess.

    Whether it’s 2012 for Mayor Bloomberg or 2013 in New Jersey for Mayor Booker, we’ll be hearing about this snowstorm long after it melts away.

    PS: Wondering just how bad a snow cleanup can get? Take a look at New York’s wonderful snow-clearing property-destroying abilities:

    [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BEdZA7u545Q?fs=1]

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    It's been ten years since Bloomberg was charged with putting up one or two buildings at GZ and he failed miserably. Now he has failed in doing what government is charged with, keeping streets clear and cleaning garbage. His presidential hopes, thankfully, have gone up in flames. He's been living off the reputation of Rudy Guiliani for the past ten years, but Guiliani didn't leave garbage piled up for more than a week after any snowstorm, and he had a couple of storms worse than the current one. Perhaps if Bloomberg had worried less about transfats and salt and bike lanes, and more about basic city services, New Yorkers would be seeing better snow clearing?

    An across the board miserable failure from the top (Bloomberg) to the bottom (the people). Geez how useless can you be? It's nice to see some New Yorkers with a shovel in their hand, but their hand wringing over someone clearing their streets when they can do it themselves has me quite underwhelmed. NY'ers: Embrace the suck, you paid for it!

    I heard someone say if New Yorkers want the streets plowed by Bloomburg, they should just pretend they are enjoying the snow in the streets.


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