Bloomberg a warlord? Well, he seems to think the NYPD is his own army, according to remarks he made at MIT Nov. 29. Thanks to the NY Observer, Politico, and Huffington Post, among others, for the catc. Hiz Honor, and possible moderate presidential candidate said:
I have my own army in the NYPD, which is the seventh biggest army in the world. I have my own State Department, much to Foggy Bottom's annoyance. We have the United Nations in New York, and so we have an entree into the diplomatic world that Washington does not have, Mayor Bloomberg said. I don't listen to Washington very much, which is something they're not thrilled about, Mayor Bloomberg said. We have every kind of people from every part of the world and every kind of problem.
Guess it was a good thing for the Zuccotti Part Occupy Wall Street Protesters that he didn't have any artillery to go with that army.