Unfiltered Bloomberg Just Slightly Grumpier Version Of 'Playing Nice' Bloomberg

“Bloomberg is not seeking re-election, has virtually unlimited money and feels strongly about his opposition to the police oversight bills that recently passed the City Council. But with the final city budget passed, Bloomberg seems to be acting out an adult form of senioritis, no longer calibrating his actions, or showing much interest in the patient work of giving cover to potential allies or finding pet causes with which to entice lawmakers to his side…. If his comments this weekend or his unnecessarily provocative remarks about race last week are any indication, the mayor seems to have removed that filter altogether, giving up on feigned sensitivity in favor of an ill-tempered frankness that serves the reporters covering him a lot better than it serves his remaining legislative agenda.”