Staten Island's McMahon Latest Dem to Endorse Bloomberg; Calls Him "Our Mr. October"
"Mayor Bloomberg is our Mr. October," said the Congressman. "he's the guy that we want in the lineup, batting for all New Yorkers... Changing mayors right now would be like in 1977, if the Yankees in October had traded Reggie Jackson."
The borough Democratic Party chairman is unhappy about it, but Bloomberg thinks McMahon has nothing to worry about. "Some people will criticize you for this," he told McMahon, "but I know that it won't be the voters of Staten Island." McMahon gained the usually Republican seat last year in a hilarious election after its previous occupant, Vito Fossella, got nailed for drunk driving and an extramarital affair and resigned.