Bloomberg Blasts Palin's Mosque Tweets
Or should we say he 'refudiates' them?
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted Jul 20, 2010 12:12 PM CDT
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg presents a budget update for the fiscal year beginning July 1, at New York's City Hall, in this May 6, 2010 photo.   (AP Photo/Richard Drew, Pool)

(Newser) – Michael Bloomberg was drawn into a war of words with Sarah Palin today, after one of his aides responded harshly to Sarah Palin’s bumbling tweets about the mosque being built near Ground Zero. In response to Palin’s last tweet—“Peace-seeking Muslims, pls understand, Ground Zero mosque is UNNECESSARY provocation; it stabs hearts.”—left-leaning aide Andrea Schlesinger replied, “@SarahPalinUSA whose hearts? Racist hearts?” Reporters, naturally, rushed to ask Bloomberg about it.

“Sarah Palin has a right to her opinions, but I could not disagree more,” the mayor said, according to the Wall Street Journal. “Everything the United States stands for ... is tolerance.” A reporter asked him to respond directly to the tweet, which “seemed to suggest that Palin was being racist.” Bloomberg replied, “I thought she more than ‘seemed to.’” He was referring to Schlesinger, but an aide hurriedly passed him a note saying that it had sounded like he’d been bashing Palin. Bloomberg clarified that he doesn’t consider Palin "remotely racist.”

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dlit2
Aug 14, 2010 9:15 PM CDT
Who the hell is a failed half term governor to think she can question the honorable president or any sitting mayor. They didn't walk out on their constituents. That makes and much sense as Liz Cheney talking about national security when anything she knows is a breach of national security.
SteveLee
Jul 21, 2010 10:46 AM CDT
New York City Mayor Bloomberg is an "Immigration Reformista" (he favors unlimited immigration) and he owes the Middle Easterners in Brooklyn a payback for reelecting him. The U.S. State Department continues to bring thousands of Middle Easterners to be "resettled" in the U.S. as "Political Asylum" refugees. If even a small percentage of them desire to inflict mass casualities on Americans they are a disaster waiting to happen: http://patriotsforamerica.ning.com/profiles/blogs/palestinians-have-missle
beckjr2000
Jul 21, 2010 9:50 AM CDT
Bloomberg says “Everything the United States stands for ... is tolerance.” So it really doesn't matter how many Americans die as long as we are tolerant! Does anyone else find this logic wrong but me?