Saturday, March 13, 2010

Kirstin Loves Mikey...

... But Mikey hates Kirstin. From today's NYT:

The mayor went to Ms. Gillibrand's Washington office, prepared for a robust debate on gun issues. After all, Ms. Gillibrand, who had represented an upstate Congressional district, had long opposed gun restrictions, and the mayor was a leading advocate of them. Instead, she offered to introduce an antigun bill, according to two people with direct knowledge of the meeting.

But rather than reassuring him, the offer aroused suspicion that Ms. Gillibrand lacked conviction, a grievous flaw in the eyes of a man who prides himself on his willingness to stand up for principles, whatever the political cost.

"It was the worst thing she could have done with Mike Bloomberg," said a top Bloomberg adviser who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss the episode publicly.

The sense that she was wishy-washy stuck with Mr. Bloomberg, who complained about it to one of her colleagues, Representative Carolyn McCarthy, a Long Island Democrat who had openly talked about running against Ms. Gillibrand for the Senate. Interactions between Mr. Bloomberg and Ms. Gillibrand have been rare since.

Weird! The more she endorses gun control, the more suspicious he becomes. We all knew she was an unscrupulous, unprincipled, self-aggrandizing phony anyway. Maybe Bloomberg already has enough of those in his MAIG organization.


Roberta X said...

...Hey, I had high hopes for her originally. High hopes, but low expectations -- and she managed to fall well below even those.

Now the gun-banners won't trust her? Good. Benedict Arnold was a sad and lonely man, too.

WV: "leaphon." To join with unseemly alacrity. Like the way Sen. Gillibrand jumped to join anti-gunners when she decided that was the only way she'd get to sit with the kewl kids in the Congressional lunchroom.

Old NFO said...

It's all about politics and power... NOTHING ELSE matters...