Sunday, November 16, 2008

Team Bloomberg vs. Team Obama

Bloomberg's team is being picked at by two sides. The city budget crisis makes deals tougher for the mayor, but several City Hall folks are angling for Obama jobs. The Daily News writes about it in Team Michael Bloomberg in a bit of team chaos:

At least one of Bloomberg's top commissioners may be plucked for high-level duty in President-elect Barack Obama's administration, and others are enjoying the speculation that they might. One of his top jobs sits empty, with no obvious candidate, and everyone planning for a five-year future has to do it quietly.

On the other hand:

"There's a more palpable tension right now," said City Councilman Lew Fidler (D-Brooklyn), who supported Bloomberg on extending term limits and is now fighting him on eliminating the $400 tax rebate. "The alliances are shifting."

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