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The Runaround: Mike and George Miss Each Other

Posted by azi on February 15, 2006

5-9 a.m. Milano senior fellow Sharon Lerner starts the first of two reports on WNYC about affordable health care and childcare.

10 a.m. Tom Suozzi talks joins a Brookings Institute discussion in D.C. about First Suburbs.

10:30 a.m. Yvette Clarke and others storm the City Hall steps to condemn “bigoted” remarks made on Hot 97. Then, in a totally unrelated matter, calls for an investigation into payola schemes at radio stations.

11 a.m. In a case of sheer coincidence, Mike Bloomberg will make an announcement at a Battery Park restaurant at the exact same time George Pataki makes an announcement on Governor’s Island.   In case you forgot, Mike is fighting with Republicans in Albany, and Pataki is hoping people forget he is a Republican in Albany.

Also at 11 a.m. Bill Thompson (in a pre-mayoral move?) calls for property tax rebates for seniors.

11:30-12:45 Immigrants rights advocates march to City Hall. Wonder if Mike will be back by then?

4 p.m. Greg Meeks and others launch the Middle East Economic Partnership Caucus.


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Bucking Bruno

Posted by azi on February 8, 2006

Sometimes, Republicans and Democrats sound so much alike, its hard to remember which is which.

State Senate Majority Leader Joe Bruno said today that Democrat Tom Suozzi should run for governor as a Republican. Now that’s the kind of non-partisanship Albany needs. (Suozzi has said previously that he’d run in a Democratic primary, if at all, but that he’d be “stupid” not to take their endorsement if it was offered.)

But Bruno’s remarks don’t sound like good news for the four Republicans already running for their party’s nomination. And remember, that olive branch to Suozzi came one day after Bruno said the White House should pull troops out of Iraq.

Sound like anybody we know?

How are Bruno’s remarks being received? One writer on the Republican site Urban Elephants said there should be a campaign to “dump this turkey.”

Sounds like what Democrats have been saying for a long time.

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