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Obama’s Leno appearance (first POTUS since JFK per Politico), made some headlines – none too flattering.

The usually supine Daily News added a bit of bite

while NY Post forgot for a while to overcompensate for the monkey cartoon and added that Nero touch

meanwhile newsday is trying to unravel the Dodd, Geithner mess

and AM-NY is capturing the morality tale of the day (psst, don’t tell Bloomberg)


Billionaire Bloomberg is angry at Andrew Cuomo for

“snooping around.”

Comments the Gothamist

Never mind that the bonuses were paid out with taxpayer bailout money; airing dirty laundry is simply not done in Bloomberg’s rarefied world.

Us commoners have really, really bad manners.

“I don’t think you’d be wanting somebody snooping around in your private life,

No, but then, remember this, Mike?

The police started spying on protesters a year before the actual convention.

For at least a year before the 2004 Republican National Convention, teams of undercover New York City police officers traveled to cities across the country, Canada and Europe to conduct covert observations of people who planned to protest at the convention, according to police records and interviews.From Albuquerque to Montreal, San Francisco to Miami, undercover New York police officers attended meetings of political groups, posing as sympathizers or fellow activists, the records show.

And not only did the NYPD identify possible rabble rousers, the police also “chronicled the views and plans of people who had no apparent intention of breaking the law” – from church groups to death penalty critics – even city officials!

But that’s OK, as they were not billionaires…

And just in case some of you say: Bloomberg who? – he is part of Bipartisan Day today at the White House, with Ahnuld. I wonder what they’ll talk about?

Not Your Sweetie

March 2009