76 trombones and a mess to clean up
Mayor Bloomberg will go down in history as the worst mayor that New York City ever had. Worse than Beam and Dinkins combined. That bad.
Bloomberg wants to throw a ticker tape parade for the troops when they come home.
Now, you know I support this war. I support the troops. But I just don't think a ticker-tape parade is appropriate.
A ceremony at City Hall, honoring the soldiers would be nice. Give them the key to the city. Have some smiling, beautiful children's chorus sing America the Beautiful and get some New York celebrity to say a few words. Show it on television. That would all be nice and lovely.
But a ticker tape parade? It seems sort of garish. A bit too happy happy joy joy for something that has to do with a war in which many people - including our own soldiers - died.
Not to mention the fact that the city is in danger of diving into financial disaster
and a ticker tape parade requires an incredible amount of resources from security to clean up.
Honor our troops, yes. But do it with dignity. Not everything has to be flashy and opulent.
I just don't think Mayor Bloomberg knows anything at all about class and decorum.
I'm predicting that I will get flamed for this post