Friday, July 29, 2011
Bloomberg: Going senile or just an asshole?
From the Daily News:
Mayor Bloomberg practiced his version of verbal jujitsu Wednesday, mangling a greeting to Muslim leaders at a Ramadan gathering with "shalom alaikum."
Hizzoner was shooting for "salaam alaikum" - the traditional Arabic "peace to you" greeting.
"He just got a little confused," one witness said.
From the NY Post:
Mayor Bloomberg yesterday defended the federal decision not to cover cancer-stricken 9/11 first responders under the $2.7 billion Zadroga Act, even as the city's top cop blasted the ruling.
"You don't mess with science," Bloomberg said testily when asked by reporters about the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health's ruling Tuesday that there isn't a clear link between World Trade Center dust and cancer.
"And the standards that science requires are very different than the standards that politics require," Bloomberg went on.