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March 14, 2006 9:48 AM   Subscribe

King Mike for Monarch NYC Mayor Mike Bloomberg stars in a political ad parody. From the Inner Circle, via YouTube.
posted by CunningLinguist (16 comments total)

 
Wow - that is bizarre. Context? What is Inner Circle? More linkages required, please!
posted by MaxVonCretin at 10:08 AM on March 14, 2006


what's the bloke in a tie doing in the film?
posted by RufusW at 10:10 AM on March 14, 2006


yeaaaah i didn't understand. some backstory please?
posted by Doorstop at 10:10 AM on March 14, 2006


i'm a new yorker and still don't get it...
posted by cgs at 10:11 AM on March 14, 2006


Inner Circle is a dinner/roast sponsored by local New York City journalists with proceeds going to a charity.

Usually the journalists roast the politicians and the politicians roast the journalists. I think there is something similar for national level politicians in Washington D.C.
posted by PissOnYourParade at 10:13 AM on March 14, 2006


Damnit, I skipped out on Inner Circle this year. For shame.
posted by Captaintripps at 10:17 AM on March 14, 2006


Oops, sorry.

Here are some news accounts of the Inner Circle dinner, an annual political event where pols and journalists make fun of each other. I just thought the ad was amusing.
posted by CunningLinguist at 10:17 AM on March 14, 2006


they guy in the tie is ex-mayored koch
posted by cgs at 10:17 AM on March 14, 2006


Oh god thats brilliant. Being able to laugh at yourself is a good way to get my vote, thats for sure.
posted by Skorgu at 10:41 AM on March 14, 2006


Not only is Mike Bloomberg mayor, he is one of the richest guys in NYC. It must be nice to be king.... and take your jet to your own island every weekend ... and not tell the press where you are going... though I have to say, even if the 311 NYC phone help line was the only thing he had accomplished (which its not) he would be cool - in a nerdy kinda way. (Plus, when he first ran for mayor of NYC, he was an admitted Red Sox fan !)
posted by R. Mutt at 10:43 AM on March 14, 2006


If he's "King Mike", he's already monarch.
posted by kenko at 10:47 AM on March 14, 2006


Speaking of Mike, there was an interesting story floating around about his companion/ladyfriend, Diana Taylor recently. Apparently, after a successful career of her own, Taylor was set to be nominated as chairwoman of the FDIC in Washington. (She is currently the New York State Banking Supervisor)

That is, until Mike started bashing the lax gun rules that allowed guns to flow into NY from other states.... and somehow her nomination, ...um ... disappeared ?
posted by R. Mutt at 11:10 AM on March 14, 2006


this is a great video, but it doesn't change the fact that one of the first things bloomberg did when he took office was close schools and firehouses to pay for backpack searches.

he also supported the mta when they

a) counterfeited their accounting records to get more money from the city.
b) raised the fare, using these counterfeit records to justify it.
c) then "found" over a billion dollars in surplus funds which they did not give back to the city. nor did they lower the fare back.

oh, and something funny about koch's appearance:

he used to be famous for saying "how am I doin'?" when he was Mayor. As in "How am I doin' as your mayor, new york?" So him saying "we did good," is pretty funny.
posted by shmegegge at 12:12 PM on March 14, 2006


shmegegge: Yeah, the whole MTA thing is a mess, but bear in mind that Bloomberg doesn't have as much power as he'd like over it (state agency) and he knows it. Not that he couldn't have done more/better but Pataki is equally at fault, if not more so.
posted by Skorgu at 2:02 PM on March 14, 2006


oh, don't you fret, Skorgu. Every day, during my lunch break, I spend 5 minutes just standing outside, facing toward albany and shaking an angry fist in pataki's direction. I know he can feel my ire, too.
posted by shmegegge at 4:51 PM on March 14, 2006


Cheeky.
posted by alicesshoe at 7:16 PM on March 16, 2006


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