But that laundry list of skulduggery matters not to Bloomberg (the idiot Mayor, not the news service). With no other pressing matters of city management weighing him down -- other than regulating salt consumption in the city -- Bloomberg has taken the time to vocally back Rangel, ethics be damned.
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg is giving beleaguered Representative Charles B. Rangel a boost with a recorded phone message urging voters to support him. “Tough times require tough leadership, and that is what Charlie Rangel has provided for us, and will continue to provide for us going forward,” Mr. Bloomberg says in the robocall expected to flood Mr. Rangel’s district on Sunday.
In related news, a SWAT team raided Delmonico's early this afternoon and arrested the maître d'.