Democratic mayoral candidate Melina Kennedy is getting a financial boost from a somewhat unlikely source -- New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.This yayhoo can't keep his own hamlet under control and he has all this time to meddle in the affairs of other polities?
The high-profile Independent mayor contributed $25,000 to Kennedy's campaign to oust incumbent Republican Mayor Greg Ballard.
Kennedy said in a statement that she was pleased to receive Bloomberg's support, and said she shares with him a passion to get illegal guns off the streets.
Hey, Mikey! Put some more salt on your fries and tend to your own knittin'. We got things covered just fine out here in flyover country. (Besides, thanks to our shiny new preemption law, the mayor has absolutely nada, zilch, bupkis in the way of control over the whole firearms thing.)
As an aside, why is it that the bigger the city, the slimier the mayor? Look at the big three: Bloomberg, Villaraigosa, and Tiny Dance... er, Rahm Emanuel. Is there one of these people that you'd buy a used car from? That you'd trust to hold your wallet while you jumped in the water to save a drowning kitten*? That strikes you as competent enough to sweep your driveway without you checking up on him every five minutes to make sure he hadn't boosted your broom or subcontracted the job out to your kid?
*As commenter Ancient Woodsman points out, there's not a one of those three that wouldn't chuck a kitten into the water as an excuse to hold your wallet when you jumped in after it...