New York City's Honorable Mayor Mike Bloomberg defended his simultaneous support for a super-sized soda ban and National Donut Day this past Friday, claiming that his obvious flip-flopping on the issue is: "not that ridiculous."
"C’mon!" he snapped, as NBC's Today show host Matt Lauer grilled him on the apparent ridiculousness behind celebrating a holiday for fried dough -- as he tries to stop New Yorkers from guzzling sugary drinks.
"One donut’s not going to hurt you," Bloomberg said. "In moderation, most things are OK." (Really? And of course the same would not hold true in the case of the occasional 7 Eleven Big Gulp, Mr. Mayor??)
This somewhat skewed antithesis of "fair and balanced" also has some New Yorkers fuming about the City Hall plan to bar restaurants, theaters and delis from selling sweetened beverages larger than 16 ounces. Again, for those New Yorkers who'd want these sweetened beverages as the mayor puts it : In moderation.
But the mayor said what they really should do is thank him for his anti-smoking, anti-fat, anti-sugar crusades — when they’re on their deathbed.
Which as you guessed it, begs the question: Does the honorable mayor sometimes go a bit too far (as well as flat-out contradictory), to be "thanked" for his efforts? Please, I invite you to discuss.
And that's because clearly, as a total non-lover of the mayor and many of his unequally biased policies – I am certainly "not" the one to comment.
In any case, whichever side of the debate you're on, read more here
Then, watch as Matt Lauer takes on Mayor Mike Bloomberg in this Today Show clip: