Mayor Bloomberg's new election strategy seems to be an egregious display of his own power. His office announces that he will stage a massive outdoor rally on the West Side of Manhattan at 8 p.m. on September 15 -- just before the polls close in the Democratic Primary
. He has also endowed with $1 million a building at Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, which is to be named for his first deputy mayor
, Patricia Harris, who attended the school. Ms. Harris "has an extraordinarily close relationship with the mayor," says the Times
. Message: you puny humans are as nothing before the awesome might of Bloomberg!
Will no one rid us of this insolent tycoon? Perhaps Q-Tip. The rapper has unleashed an "Anti-Bloomberg Operation" consisting mainly of Twitter posts and interviews denouncing the Mayor for his homeless policies, his role in quashing 50 Cent's Queens event, and his third-term bid, which Q-Tip calls "pretty egotistic in a way," a significant charge coming from a hip-hop star.