— Mayor Bloomberg, chiding the press for Weiner-Spitzer coverage.
"The verdict comes and a large portion of the country—white people, frankly—go on their merry way," he continued. “‘OK, that sporting event is over. The Rodney King trial is over, Amadou Diallo, now this one.’ But for large numbers of Americans, and large numbers of New Yorkers, it’s not as if a sporting event ended. It’s just that nothing changed. We’re kind of going from one thing to another, ‘Wow, OK, nothing has changed.’"
"If we devoted a quarter of the space to, ‘Tell us what you’d in the real world, where’s the money gonna come from to deliver the things you promised,’ the dialogue would be a lot better."