When Mayor Michael Bloomberg called in to his weekly radio show Friday from a media conference out West, he could hardly contain his excitement as he described the beautiful mountains and weather out in “Salt Lake City, Idaho.”
NYC mayor loses himself in Idaho -- or is it Utah?
The problem, of course, is that there is no such place. Bloomberg was in Sun Valley, Idaho — and Salt Lake City is 300 miles away and in a different state. Surprisingly, his verbal error didn't mix up Idaho with Iowa, as some non-Idahoans are apt to do.
One might blame the high altitude for fuzzing Bloomberg’s brain, but his tongue trip in the mountains was not an isolated incident. It was just the latest on a long list of mayoral malapropisms that the Harvard-educated billionaire has coughed up during his six years in office, tormenting his staff and entertaining various observers and the City Hall press corps.