Thursday, January 28, 2010

More significant than Massachusetts

New York City Mayor Bloomberg when it was announced that the terror trials would be held in lower Manhattan:

At that time, Bloomberg supported the Obama administration, saying that it was "fitting that 9/11 suspects face justice near the World Trade Center site where so many New Yorkers were murdered."


New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Wednesday that he would be "very happy" if the trials of 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four co-defendants were moved out of Manhattan, reversing his initial support.

Bloomberg, an early proponent of Attorney General Eric Holder's decision to try the accused al-Qaeda operatives blocks from the epicenter of the 2001 attacks, told reporters it "would be great if the federal government could find a site that didn't cost a billion dollars, which using downtown will."

"My hope is that the attorney general and president decide to change their mind," Bloomberg said.

When the mayor of uber Democratic New York feels free to flip against a Democratic administration, that administration is in big trouble politically.