From the NY Times:
Sure, he’s influential. But is Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg among the most influential? Not anymore, by one measure.
Time has left the billionaire mayor off its list of the 100 Most Influential People for 2009 — a slight for a man who relishes his status as a titan of business, politics, philanthropy, public health and environmental sustainability.
The magazine did not specify why it left out the mayor, but it did offer a glimpse into its thinking.
In the plus column, Time said that the mayor had successfully lobbied to rewrite the city’s term limits, which may allow him, if re-elected, to “keep working on the environmental and health reforms that have defined his administration.”
In the minus column, the magazine said that “his term-limits movement struck many as a blatant power-grab.”
In a painful twist of the knife, the list of 100 included several of the mayor’s friends from the world of politics and business.
Maybe they heard about what a prick he was to work for.