REPORT: BLOOMBERG DENIED NATIONAL GUARD ASSISTANCE IN BROOKLYN BECAUSE OF THEIR POSSESSION OF GUNS:
Mayor Bloomberg has snubbed Borough President Markowitz’s impassioned plea to bring the National Guard to Hurricane Sandy-scarred Brooklyn — arguing that approving the Beep’s request would be a waste of federal manpower and turn the borough into a police state.
“We don’t need it,” Mayor Bloomberg said on Wednesday during a press update on the city’s ongoing Hurricane Sandy cleanup. “The NYPD is the only people we want on the street with guns.”
I would hope Bloomberg works hard at vociferously denying the accuracy of this story, because otherwise, as Jazz Shaw writes at Hot Air, “I’m not sure, but I think we’re witnessing the complete implosion of somebody who was once considered a pretty influential politician on the rise. Yes, Bloomberg doesn’t much care for the Second Amendment and doesn’t want people to have guns. We get it. But we’re talking about the National Guard here. Has this guy completely lost his mind?”
And speaking of Northeast Corridor governors who may or may not have national ambitions, Jonathan S. Tobin of Commentary asks, “What’s Going on With Chris Christie?”