“Gentlemen, let’s get this thing straight, once and for all. The policeman is not here to create disorder. The policeman is here to preserve disorder.”
— Liberal Democratic Mayor Richard J. Daley after the liberal Democratic riots during the 1968 Democratic Convention in Chicago.
“I don’t understand why police officers across this country don’t stand up collectively and say we’re going to go on strike, we’re not going to protect you unless you, the public, through your legislature, do what’s required to keep us safe.”
— Liberal Democratic/Republican/Independent/No Labels/whatever he is this week Mayor Michael Bloomberg to CNN’s Piers Morgan, yesterday.
And don’t miss Bloomberg’s approving words on Communist Vietnam for their smoke-free urban areas.
Update: “This might be the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard a politician say. And I listen to Obama,” Jim Treacher quips. “Hey, how about we stop fires by banning water?”