From the NY Times:
Chuck’s trainer, Douglas Schwartz, still maintains that the mayor brought the attack on himself. Chuck was in one of his moods last year, and he did not want to come out of his wooden cage, so the mayor impatiently grabbed him by the belly. Chomp.
This year, Mr. Schwartz said Monday, “the rule is that nobody else will try to pick him up first — usually I try to pick him up.”
But in the heat of the moment, the mayor can no more easily be controlled than can a 15-pound, 4-year-old groundhog. And if Mr. Schwartz has learned anything in his 13-plus years as a city employee, it is that the boss is always right. He is ready for any eventuality.
“When it’s the mayor, he’s the center of attention,” he said. “You can’t be giving the mayor orders.”
Bullshit. He is a public servant and works for us, not the other way around. Unfortunately, the rodent seems to have more of a backbone than the electorate does.