Cathleen Black, Her Approval Ratings In The Dumps, Takes A Hike. Is Mayor Bloomberg Next ?
In a news analysis in The New York Times, today's resignation of the New York City schools chancellor is framed among other major failures of the stumbling and bumbling Bloomberg administration, such as :
- The city's botched snow removal following the post-Christmas blizzard ;
- The mayor's tin-eared suggestions that residents got to a Broadway show in almost 3 feet of unplowed snow ;
- The hundreds of millions of dollars of taxpayer money wasted on the scandalous CityTime payroll system ;
- The tens of millions of taxpayer money allegedly stolen by CityTime contractors ;
- The horrible death of an emaciated 4-year-old girl in child protective services ; and
- The homicide charges against a child welfare worker and his supervisor in the death of the 4-year-old girl.
The above list, according to a conservative analysis by The NYTimes, points to a major setback for Mayor Bloomberg -- and it points to a bad omen for the mayor's th3rd t3rm.
''For his part, Mr. Bloomberg seems aware that symptoms of “third-term-itis” have manifested themselves. For weeks now, he has been using his own money to pay for campaign-style advertisements, nominally to bolster his battle with the teachers’ union, but widely taken as an effort to lift his sagging approval ratings,'' reported The NYTimes.
Maybe if she had billions, Ms. Black could have run endless loops of campaign commercials the way that Mayor Bloomberg does.
Kenneth Sherrill, a professor of political science at Hunter College, told The NYTimes, that voters are ''tired'' of Mayor Bloomberg.