Tuesday, March 29, 2005

From Dawn to Tusk

Scott Sala of Slant Point draws a brilliant parallel between two of the day's events. I've added a link for those who need a reminder of NYC political archetypes:

Perhaps it's fitting on the day Mayor Bloomberg announces he would probably endorse Hillary Clinton for re-election in 2006 that Barnum and Bailey trotted its star elephants through midtown to drink water off the city streets.

We are slaves to the ringmaster in City Hall. The Republican leadership chose to endorse Mayor Bloomberg early on, mostly out of tradition of supporting an incumbent, but also clearly against the desires of one bold man seeking to take back his party—Tom Ognibene.

Now, beholden, confined to the circus of Manhattan politics, we elephants watch as our ringleader treats the tigers better than us...
Read the whole thing.