Saturday, May 15, 2010

Could Mayor Michael Bloomberg Have Set the Times Square Bomb?

Prison notes that Mayor Michael Bloomberg felt few compunctions about psychopathic-style lying with respect to the recent Times Square bomb.  Knowing that the bomber is a Pakastani, Faisal Shahzad, Bloomberg told Katie Curic:

“If I had to guess 25 cents, this would be exactly that, somebody who’s homegrown, maybe a mentally deranged person or someone with a political agenda that doesn’t like the health care bill or something, it could be anything,”

Lying comes easily to Mayor Bloomberg.  For example, he claimed that scores on student achievement exams improved, overlooking falsification of exam results.  In one egregious case, Bloomberg played up the academic success of a particular high school, and when it was revealed that the achievement scores had involved cheating, Mr. Bloomberg never recanted his praise. 

Given Mayor Bloomberg's recividist lying, one cannot help but suspect other kinds of deranged behavior.   In particular, I can't help but wonder if it was Mayor Bloomberg who left the bomb.  He is more associated with the tendency to tell whoppers than any opponent of the health care bill I know.  As my friend used to say, "he who smelt 'er dealt 'er."

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