From the Daily News:
Like Goliath outlawing slings, Mayor Bloomberg on Wednesday proposed new campaign finance rules that would apply to nearly every candidate - except himself.
As a billionaire who bankrolls his own campaigns, Bloomberg doesn't accept contributions and so wouldn't be held to his newly proposed restrictions.
Bloomberg's proposals did not come from his City Hall office, as an earlier wave of campaign finance reforms did several years ago.
They came instead from Bloomberg campaign spokesman Howard Wolfson, who introduced the proposals in the mayor's midtown campaign office after slamming Thompson for taking money from pension fund managers while overseeing city pension funds.
"Mike Bloomberg doesn't take a dime in special interest money," Wolfson said. "No one will ever have to wonder whether contributions influence his decisions....He works only for the taxpayers."
Correction: He works only for rich developer taxpayers.