George Orwell put it well in his sardonic book, “Animal Farm.” He wrote:
“All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.”
And now Mayor Michael Bloomberg has shown us that Orwell wasn’t far off the mark. In 2009, Bloomberg, through his superiority in power and money, strong-armed the City Council to pass a law overturning the ban on more than two terms as mayor. Now, the Mayor has reversed himself. He will vote for a two-term limit for everyone else — even as he continues in his third term.
He has affirmed that, in the political jungle of New York, he is the one animal more equal than others.
Professor Douglas Muzzio at Baruch College bristled. He told me: “The Mayor represents total expediency. He’s Louis the XVI. He has a monopoly on the truth and doing right.
“Term limits is a sordid saga—no one could be proud of it.”