July 1, 2019

PEAK BLOOMBERG SYNDROME REACHED:

Shot: Bill de Blasio: The federal government should pay for gender reassignment surgery.

—The Washington Examiner, today.

Chaser: It takes the city more than a year to fix a sidewalk, audit finds.

—The New York Post, yesterday.

Hangover: Graffiti complaints up more than 50 percent in de Blasio’s New York.

—The Post, Saturday.

In 2011, Victor Davis Hanson warned of “The Bloomberg Syndrome:” “Quite simply, the next time your elected local or state official holds a press conference about global warming, the Middle East, or the national political climate, expect to experience poor county law enforcement, bad municipal services, or regional insolvency.”

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