Thursday, February 26, 2009

Bloomberg Praises Giuliani As His Pandering To NY GOP Flips Into High Gear

Mayor Bloomberg is on the march, doing his best to advance into the good graces of the New York Grand Old Party. So far they haven't fallen for his overtures, such as the McCain communications hire. Bloomberg must really want his name on their line, because he's now gone as far as backing Rudy Giuliani for governor next year.


Saying Giuliani would make a “great governor,” Bloomberg added the former mayor would “have to run” if Paterson became the Democratic nominee in 2010, a source told the Post. The two talked about the possibility some time ago, but Rudy hadn't made up his mind either way at the time, the source said.

The mayor also indicated Giuliani would have an easy time taking down Paterson, should both run for governor in 2010, according to the Post. Paterson’s poll numbers have been plummeting ever since Caroline Kennedy’s disastrous bid (not a bid) for a New York senate seat. Controversial budget proposals amid tough economic times haven’t helped.

Polls administered by Sienna College and Quinnipiac University support the idea that Giuliani would take Paterson to town in a gubernatorial race, the Post reported.
Of course singing such songs to the Post will always get printed, so the ties that bind Rudy and Mike aren't fully known, but there are definitely no good feelings between the Mayor and Governor Paterson. If this true though, I would love to see the Governor respond to that warm fuzziness by making sure the term limits legislation moves even quicker in the Legislature and gets a nice, firm signature of his so that we can put the term limits extension to a vote.