Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Benevolent billionaire with no political debts ended up owning us all

The Village Voice published an article worth reading about the first and second terms of the Bloomberg administration. Here's a flavor:

The Bloomberg who came into office as the anti-politician, promising to transform city government, has been transformed himself. Some of us liked him precisely because his wealth insulated him from the kind of horsetrading that diminished his predecessors. But seven years later, Bloomberg has not only proved himself to be a master politician, as hungry for power as anyone we've ever seen, but he's also ended up putting nearly everyone who deals with the city deep into his political debt.

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