Mayor Bungleberg caves – NYC Marathon called off

Posted by: ST on November 2, 2012 at 5:51 pm

And there you have it:

NEW YORK – The New York City Marathon was canceled Friday by Mayor Michael Bloomberg after mounting criticism that this was not the time for a race while the region is still recovering from Superstorm Sandy.

With people in storm-ravaged areas still shivering without electricity and the death toll in New York City at more than 40, many New Yorkers recoiled at the prospect of police officers being assigned to protect a marathon on Sunday.

An estimated 40,000 runners from around the world had been expected to take part in the 26.2-mile event. The race had been scheduled to start in Staten Island, one of the hardest-hit areas by this week’s storm.

“We would not want a cloud to hang over the race or its participants, and so we have decided to cancel it,” the mayor said in a statement. “We cannot allow a controversy over an athletic event – even one as meaningful as this – to distract attention away from all the critically important work that is being done to recover from the storm and get our city back on track.”

Mission accomplished.

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3 Responses to “Mayor Bungleberg caves – NYC Marathon called off”


  1. Phineas says:

    Oh, get over yourself*, Bloomie. A marathon is nowhere near truly “meaningful.”

    *(Not likely to happen, I realize.)

  2. Carlos says:

    As an elite, it’s amazing that he was persuaded to return the emergency supplies and food to the people for whom it was intended, when he’d already determined that the race was more important than those suffering.

    Usually doesn’t happen that way with decisions those smarter than the rest of us have made. Must have been a humbling and extremely irritating decision to make, all because “the small people” didn’t understand one righteous thing about his original decision to go ahead with the race.

    What a political slut and whore. More important to make sure the racers, who were bringing whatever millions into the city, were comfortable and safe than to help a section of the city typically Republican that has been devastated, right, Mikey?

  3. Drew the Infidel says:

    The fact cancelling the marathon was not his dominant thought is an indication of the leftist trademark method of ordering priorities that produced the Benghazi fiasco. Now those two generators that were sitting under tents in Central Park can be used for something more apropos than powering a scoreboard and clock.