Are you tired of bully mayors? I am. Giuliani was a bully, a finger-poking, sharp-talking, nasty bully, with a penchant for appealing to the worst in human nature and for pushing around those less fortunate. With 9-11 came a period of redemption but, alas, he’s been riding that day for more than a decade now, largely irrelevant but, still, a bully.
Mike Bloomberg is a bully too. He’s sharp and mean and vindictive and, under the guise of “I don’t suffer fools,” he pokes the eye of reporters who ask him tough questions. “That’s just stupid,” Mike will say. Frequently, the reporter backs right down.
And who, early on, latched onto Mike’s teat, as if for dear life? Christine Quinn, current Council Speaker, who aided and abetted Bloomberg’s unconscionable quest for an illegal third-term and made sure her thumb pressed down hard upon the scales of justice.
Recently, Quinn was outed as a big-time bully in The New York Times. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/26/nyregion/in-private-quinn-displays-a-volatile-side.html?hp&_r=0&pagewanted=all. She withholds funds from those who cross her. She screams and yells at subordinates. She has a volcanic temperment.
So does Mayor Mike. So does Giuliani. When it comes to school behavior for our children, we are all over the bullying issue. Why, then, do we seek bullies out, as elected officials?
And, mind you, the issue is not men/women, when it comes to bullying behavior. The issue is not “oh, when Quinn, a woman in a position in power, goes batshit, the world quakes.”
No, that’s not it at all. The issue is professional/shtunk. Rudy, Mike and Quinn are shtunks. They are abusive. They are mean, in spirit and in deed. As mean as Butch and his henchman, Woim, from the Little Rascals (photo above). People like these will not get my vote. Will they get yours?