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."
http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2010-01-27-mayor-bloomberg_N.htm

Yesterday:

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.
http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2010-01-27-mayor-bloomberg_N.htm

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