Another Transplanted Southerner

Musings from Miz Mel'nie, a Southern Belle living in the Northeast.

Saturday, September 17, 2005

More on Bloomberg

In Friday's New York Daily News, located at

there is a story that says:

"Mayor Bloomberg, breaking with President George W. Bush and other Republicans, said today he opposes Senate confirmation of John Roberts to be the U.S.’s chief justice because the judge declined to detail his views on abortion rights."

Once again, he's distancing himself from the the conservatives, possibly to attract more moderate Republicans and more conservative Democrats around the country in a presidential bid a few years down the road. When it comes down to it, the issue of overturning Roe v. Wade is not really a factor in the upcoming NYC mayoral race. Maybe the morning after pill could possibly be an issue, but that decision will be taken at the state level. It's no secret that the mayor is pro-choice, anyway. Also, the mayor of NYC does not vote on US Supreme Court nominees. So why issue a statement? I have my suspicions.


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