New York’s Nanny Mayor Michael Bloomberg thinks it’s a travesty to stand in the way of a mosque at ground zero of Islam’s attack on the United States. When it comes to standing in the way of faith at a memorial for those who died in the 9/11 attack, though, he’s just doing his duty as appropriateness police of the world.
Bloomberg won’t allow any clergy to have a role in the 9/11 10th anniversary memorial.
Why is Bloomberg in charge of what does and does not happen at this national memorial event? No one can really figure that out. He’s the guy that came after the guy that helped the country hold it together in the days after the attack.
When it’s convenient – when New York needs support and funding – all of America was attacked that day, and New York just took the bullet meant for the rest of us. When it comes time for a decision that’s important to Nanny Bloomberg though, the attack was very specific to New York and the rest of us just don’t understand.
Does anyone have any doubt that, if Bloomberg was mayor that day, he’d have been running screaming and crying down the street calling for his limo.
Rudy Washington, a deputy mayor in former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani’s administration, said he’s outraged. Mr. Washington organized an interfaith ceremony at Yankee Stadium shortly after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.
“This is America, and to have a memorial service where there’s no prayer, this appears to be insanity to me,” said Mr. Washington, who has suffered severe medical problems connected to the time he spent at Ground Zero.