Listen up. If Mikey Bloomberg wants to spend a billion of his own bucks to make trouble for the Donks and the Pachys, then it is nigh unto a holy obligation to help. Consider: here is a man almost as crazy as H. Ross Perot, but much, much richer. Remember those 30-minute, pie-chart-laden, Perotista infomercials? Well, Mikey's already got his own goddamn TV station!
Anyway, what I really want to talk about is what Al Sharpton said. Needless to say, in the biggest city in the country, full of its most influential businessmen, financiers, academics, artists, musicians, socialites, and politicial figures, it is Sharpton who first weighs in on Bloomberg's hypothetical run. Equally needless to say, he weighs in whackily:
Al Sharpton, a fellow New Yorker and former Democratic presidential candidate, likened Bloomberg's decision to the often mysterious ways of teenage romance.A serious tease! OMG. LOL. ROFLMAO. ASL. DSW. RCA. NBC. DVD. HRC. Who is this man? Someone call Oscar Wilde.
"A girl in high school catches you looking at her and she starts wearing nice dresses," Sharpton said. "It doesn't mean she's going to date you. But she's at least teasing you, so it really increases your hope. This is a serious tease."
Asked whether he would endorse Bloomberg if he ran, Sharpton said: "I'm not saying I would necessarily endorse him. But I wouldn't rule it out either."