From the Daily News:
A wisecrack Mayor Bloomberg made last night about "inebriated Irish hanging out the windows" has some saying Hizzoner should kiss something other than The Blarney Stone, according to a report on the website Irish Central.
"In bizarre remarks delivered at a St. Patrick's Parade book launch at the American Irish Historical Society in New York, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said he lived nearby and was used to seeing 'inebriated Irish hanging out the windows' at the Society which is on Fifth Avenue," writes Niall O'Dowd.
"Bloomberg's remarks drew some boos from an astonished crowd who had gathered along with Grand Marshal Mary Higgins Clark to celebrate the launch of the book entitled "Celebrating 250 Years of the New York City St. Patrick's Day Parade" by Irish American historian John Ridge,which recounts the 250 years history of the parade."
"Bloomberg's comments were made at the very start of his speech and he continued on in strange vein asking when the parade was being held and commenting it was good it was always on the same day so he wouldn't confuse it with Columbus Day."