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Mayor Bloomberg goes astroturfing to gain support for extending term limits

A little bird told me that to gain support for his plan to extend New York City Mayoral term limits to three terms Mayor Bloomberg is sending requests for public support of his plan to organizations that deal with the Mayor’s office and/or the New York City Council.

This is, of course, putting those organizations in a very tough situation. By not responding favorably to his request, they are risking getting themselves on the Mayor’s black list. The organizations would suddenly find dealing with the Mayor’s office very, very difficult. Appointments would be hard to arrange, the organization wouldn’t be invited to hearings, meetings or networking events, budgets could mysteriously get slashed.

Don’t for a moment think it wouldn’t happen. It happens every day already.

Shrewd move, Mr. Mayor. Almost Dr Evil-like, if you ask me.