Rich Guy Backs Other Rich Guy


Longtime term-limits foe Ron Lauder tell the New York Post he’ll back a “one-time extension from eight years to 12 years” for his fellow billionaire Mike Bloomberg because he’s been such an awesome mayor. The Post is ecstatic — “Run Mike Run,” cries its editorial page, and David Seifman says, “Who’s going to take on a guy who spent $85 million in his last municipal election?” Hell, even Bruce Blakeman says he wouldn’t challenge a Bloomberg third term, and he’s merely very well-off.

So we can forget about those non-billionaire opponents who probably only ran for high office because they needed a job. Maybe George Bush and Henry Paulson can come over here and scold them.