Bloomberg Totally Cool With Bloomberg New Yorker Cover

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"It was great," Mayor Mike Bloomberg told reporters on Thursday about a new cover of The New Yorker, which mocks him. "I thought it was cute looking into the mirror." Barry Blitt's "Bloom in Love" features New York City's long-time mayor gazing longingly at himself, hands coyly resting on his chin, while champagne and chocolates sit by his elbows on a vanity. "It was a Valentine idea before it was a Bloomberg idea," the artist assured the New York Times' City Room blog. But we're still proud of the guy! He should tag himself on Facebook.

More from City Room:

Mr. Bloomberg, not known for a humble demeanor, seemed content to offer his own interpretation of the work.

"I like what I see in the mirror, and I hope everybody here does," the mayor said. "I get up in the morning, and I work as hard as I can, and my kids have turned out great. I'm a lucky enough guy to have made a lot of money, and I'm giving it all away and making a big difference."

Bloomberg reportedly beat out both Julian Assange and she who must not be named for the dubious honor of loving himself the most. Happy Valentine's Day to me!

Bloomberg Loves Bloomberg [NYT]



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