Monday, September 5, 2011
Bloomberg comes out of hiding
From the NY Post:
A defiant Mayor Bloomberg said "I make no apologies" for not telling the public about the arrest of former Deputy Mayor Stephen Goldsmith, breaking his silence after ducking reporters and critics for days after The Post broke the story.
"I make no apologies for either the fact that Mr. Goldsmith has left city government or for treating the Goldsmith's family with basic decency," the mayor said about the domestic dispute that landed Goldsmith in the slammer in D.C. on July 30.
When asked today by The Post if Goldsmith would have been fired for his performance had he not been arrested, Bloomberg astonishingly said, "no."
Bloomberg added that someone close to Goldsmith called the administration on July 31, told them of the arrest and said Goldsmith would offer his resignation. Goldsmith called Bloomberg personally on Aug. 1 to offer it formally, and it was accepted.