Queried about "the unthinkable"--i.e., the possibility of the law sunsetting without more--he is reported in today's NY Post to
...hold[ ]out hope that that mayoral-control law will be renewed without playing out doomsday scenarios.Let's get this straight: he??? Mayor Bloomberg??? I was under the impression that it would be up to the legislature to enact some kind of emergency measure to continue mayoral control while the squabbling senators figure out what to do about their more important business.
But he didn't rule out trying to continue mayoral control after the law lapses to give the Senate more time to get its act together.
But the article suggests that Bloomberg may well thumb his nose at procedural niceties and just sit tight with his Chancellor by his side. After all, as he has reminded us before, the mayor controls the police force. Or perhaps that's just his way of letting us know he has bought every single legislator, so why bother to wait for the rubberstamp?
Perhaps we would do well to go about our business, nose to the grindstone, and stop complaining. Remember this one, from the term limits extension days? Let's get it over with and crown him!
MORITURI TE SALUTANT!