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Posted at 3:15 PM ET, 12/28/2010

Sarcastic Michael Bloomberg: 'I regret everything in the world'

By Rachel Weiner

While Newark Mayor Cory Booker gets love for personally helping dig people out of the slush, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is stuck defending his snow-removal efforts. During a testy news conference in Brooklyn on Tuesday morning, asked if he regretted anything about the city's response to the snow, Bloomberg responded, "I regret everything in the world." Watch:

Bloomberg also scolded residents for driving on unplowed streets and tying up emergency phone lines with non-emergencies.

By Rachel Weiner  | December 28, 2010; 3:15 PM ET
Categories:  44 The Obama Presidency  | Tags:  Michael Bloomberg, snow  
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Bloomberg is through as mayor of New York. There is no way he can explain why the city plow workers are allowed to take vacation to the degree that the city gets cripple with snow; and the snow always shows up during this season. Additionally, his lack of caring about the plowing help become a factor in loosing a newborn baby because the "emergency" vehicle could NOT drive there. However, look at where Bloomberg lives and you wonder if it is winter. Just think this selfish person could even have though he could run for the president of the US. This man is a bigger joke than one would have ever thought. I do NOT live in New York (Chicagoan)but he knew that plowers would be needed. The governor of New Jersey should also be handed his walking papers as well and the New Jersians should elect their mayor to the governor position. The New Jersey mayor could send how to handle snow to Bloomberg after he takes the governor position that he well deseves. Christie could careless about the people in New Jersey from snow to create jobs to enhancing their school system. Christie only wanted to get elected and now he has weigh in and that is all folks from Christie. People please come out and vote correctly for people that really care about you and their responsibility in the position they want. Bloomberg and Christie lack compassion and therefore must go.

Posted by: netstoy | December 29, 2010 6:42 PM | Report abuse

The analogy to Bloomberg is a bad one. The NFL is not part of the government. However, NYC is the sphere of that mayor's control and poor leadership. A man who was again digging out his car only to be.stranded by snow covered roads was incensed. He was asked by a reporter if he was taking Bloomberg's advice: Be Patient. Go to a broadway show- Mary Poppins is playing.

The ideal, everyday American Everyman's response: "Mary Poppins!!! I have bills to pay and kids to feed. Get these roads cleared!"

CNN this morning


Posted by: rhondaonecvoice | December 29, 2010 10:43 AM | Report abuse

Nice bit of arrogance you've got there, Mayor Mike. I remember the same sort of "I got your snow removal right here" crotch grabbing arrogance from the last Mayor Mike (Bilandic) in Chicago in the late 1970s that got him booted out of office at the next election (he later became the Chief Justice of the Illinois Supreme Court, so losing the Mayor's race to Jane Byrne was not the end of his political career). Snow removal is a very big deal to those of us who have to walk to the bus stop or drive ourselves to work. We don't all have chauffers like you do, Mike, so knock off the sarcasm and do your job.

Posted by: RobGinChicago | December 29, 2010 7:41 AM | Report abuse

Queens Unplowed Limerick
By Madeleine Begun Kane

We’re in Bayside — no sign of a plow.
So our streets remain hazardous now.
The snow storm’s long done,
Yet no plow trucks. Not one!
Has Queens been neglected? And how!

Queens Unplowed

Posted by: Madkane1 | December 29, 2010 12:35 AM | Report abuse

Trickle down once, Trickle down twice, Holy gd jc, kick 'em in the a--, kick 'em in the b--, rah rah f---! Please sir, may I have some more???

Posted by: DontGetIt | December 28, 2010 7:50 PM | Report abuse

Curmudgeon, you didn't deny what beoods said, now did you? Liberals have plenty to be unhappy about, mainly people like you who insist on trying to live in a world that never existed in the first place. You know, the world of states' rights & small government.

Please stop "wee-weeing" on my leg & telling me it's wealth trickling down, to paraphrase the moron half-term quitter you all love so much.

Happy Holidays!

Posted by: nyskinsdiehard | December 28, 2010 4:48 PM | Report abuse

Poor conservatives. They're not happy unless they're destroying the country.

Posted by: beoods | December 28, 2010 4:19 PM | Report abuse

Poor liberals. They are not happy unless they are not happy.

Posted by: Curmudgeon10 | December 28, 2010 3:59 PM | Report abuse

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