Mayor Bloomberg Blasted

As he signed the lifting of the term limits law so he can run for a third term, Mike Bloomberg was given an earful by angry New Yorkers, who are entitled to attend bill signings. “To hell with your agenda,” thundered David Tieu at the startled mayor, who sat just 15 feet away. A nurse accused Bloomberg of “plantation politics,” while a writer challenged his “strong-armed knuckle-busting” tactics. This was a new experience for the widely praised and popular mayor. “It was a singular moment in the Bloomberg era of government,” reports The New York Times. “For much of his tenure, the mayor has been showered with accolades and surrounded by friendly crowds that have treated him like a head of state.”