Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has likened himself to Eddie Money and the metaphor is pretty much dead on.
Money famously had “Two Tickets to Paradise,” while Bloomberg is spending big bucks on an anti-gun crusade to earn his own ticket.
“I am telling you if there is a God, when I get to heaven I’m not stopping to be interviewed. I am heading straight in,” Bloomberg told the New York Times. “I have earned my place in heaven. It’s not even close.”
There’s something about a rich man, heaven and the eye of a needle that comes to mind here, but first, one other thought.
Had it not been for your egregious spending, John Morse, Angela Jiron and Evie Hudak might still be making mischief on the Colorado legislature.
How much did you spend in Colorado to fight recalls that ultimately succeeded? $350,000 was it?
Way more than the poor Republicans just trying to protect their Second Amendment rights, to be sure.
Your Daddy Gunbucks crusade helped focus attention on the misdeeds of that hapless trio and gave new life to the Republican Party in Colorado. So again, thanks Mike.
Now we see that you’re interested in spending $50 million on a new gun-banning effort, so allow us to thank you in advance.
The National Rifle Association will no doubt reap the benefit of the publicity you’ll give it, so will their candidates, and the public will hopefully learn a little something about the Constitution.
Thanks also for letting us know that the road to heaven is paved with greenbacks. That comes as a bit of a surprise because so many people have thought otherwise.
Perhaps you should contact Pope Francis and let him know that some ancient rule is due for an update. Most people thought that buying indulgences went out of style in 1567, when the Roman Catholic Church banned their sale.
Thanks, Mike, thanks for bringing them back, to say nothing of setting back the importance of humility about 500 more years.