Bloomberg Looks Forward to 'Adult' in the White House

NYC mayor sees light at end of the tunnel
By Jason Farago,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 18, 2008 6:56 AM CDT
Britain's Prime Minister Gordon Brown, left, stands with New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, right, during a tour of the mayor's bullpen at City Hall Wednesday, April 16, 2008 in New York.    (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)
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(Newser) – New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg hasn't decided whom he'll vote for in the presidential election, but he's glad that the next occupant of the Oval Office will be "an adult," reports CNN. The Democrat-turned-Republican-turned-independent mayor offered a thinly veiled rebuke of President Bush when he noted: "At least we'll have an adult in office who can lead and can accomplish something."

In a public discussion moderated by talk-show host  Charlie Rose, Bloomberg deplored that politicians are "afraid to tell the American public that there's no easy answers." Asked whether he was bashing Bush, Hizzoner said only, "He's not running for office. It's immaterial, and I'm not focused on the past."