City Hall Dispatch: Reading the releases
Interesting news release pumped from those folks across the lobby in City Hall.
It's titled: "STATEMENT BY MAYOR MICHAEL R. BLOOMBERG ON THE CLOSE OF A PRODUCTIVE LEGISLATIVE SESSION IN ALBANY THAT DELIVERED REAL RESULTS FOR NEW YORK CITY" and proceeds to itemize all the things Albany did right for NYC (OTB, cigarette tax increase, ACS, etc. etc.)
Some of the mayor's aides tell Urbanite not read too much into it, the mayor frequently comments on Albany goings-on, etc, but we checked the back press releases and couldn't find one where the mayor does an "Albany session analysis" quite like he does here.
We've stated previously here that it's unlikely that Bloomberg would make a play for the Governor's chair, but still, when elected officials start weighing in in areas outside of their job description, you know something's going on
by David Freedlander