Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Bloomberg Plans To Pal Around With Michael Steele

Mayor Bloomberg is still hard at work, trying to make up with the G.O.P. so that they'll put him on their ballot line this November. He already has one of three boroughs behind him and with two more to go, he's pulling out all the stops, even preparing to meet up with the curse chair of the RNC, Michael Steele.

From PolitickerNY:

Republican National Chairman Michael Steele is coming to Manhattan on April 1 for an event that is slated to include a number of New York Republicans, and also Michael Bloomberg, according to two sources familiar with the event.

Bloomberg is currently courting local G.O.P. officials because he is hoping to be allowed to run in the Republican primary.

The event is scheduled to take place at the Women’s National Republican Club in Manhattan, and is being organized by Matt Mahoney, according to one of the sources. Mahoney is a Republican operative currently working on Bloomberg’s campaign.

Since this a fundraiser, I wonder if there is a minimum dollar amount that Bloomberg must meet in order to get back into their good graces. He already gave the state party a ton of cash last year, but he's going to have to do better than that if he wants back in to the Party of No.

Personally I'd hate to see him on Row B, but the more he tries to associate with the party of failed ideas, and now a Republican leader who has provided an unending string of ridiculous gaffes, hopefully this Democratic town will realize exactly (and are beginning to do so) what Bloomberg stands for.....enriching the rich at the expense of the poor, just like the G.O.P.