Carolyn Maloney Uses N-Word in Quote, Is Sanctioned; Bloomberg Compares Senators to Nazis, Is Unrepentant
In other hate speech news, Mayor Bloomberg said there was no point in negotiating any further with the state senators who did not pass the legislation he wanted, because "if you remember Neville Chamberlain, no matter how many times you said yes, that's the starting point for the next round." When told by a reporter that the senators were upset because they felt, quite logically, that the Mayor had compared them to Nazis, Bloomberg said, "I certainly did. What part of that did they not understand? This is ridiculous."
We sometimes get the feeling that our politicians understand every use for language except communication, and view Orwell's 1984 as a How-To book.