Monday, March 03, 2008

Unity '08 Bloomberg Still Donates To Republicans

So I hear that Bloomberg is looking for a candidate that hates guns, loves the Earth and doesn't care about the party, so long as they work for what he is passionate about (probably gotta include corporate greed in there too). Well the now-officially non-candidate in 2008 has yet to endorse McCain/Clinton/Obama but that doesn't mean he won't pick sides when it comes to parties.

From The NY Times:

Several weeks ago, the mayor wrote a $500,000 check to help keep the dwindling and increasingly imperiled State Senate Republicans from losing their grip on power, according to an official with direct knowledge of the donation.

The Democrats are seeking to gain control of the Senate for the first time in 40 years, and the race is growing personal and bitter.

Moreover, Mr. Bloomberg has made clear to the Republicans that he is willing to personally campaign for G.O.P. senators.[...]

Senate Republicans say privately that Mr. Bloomberg may well emerge as perhaps their biggest political benefactor in the coming election, which Joseph L. Bruno, the Senate majority leader, has likened to a war.

Would the donation of hundreds of thousands of dollars to a man like Joe Bruno be something characterized as unifying? That would be like cheering for unity after entrusting the nation to George Bush. Bloomberg may like to talk a lot (and even change his party affiliation) but when it comes down to it, his money speaks loud and clear.