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The battle royal has begun. Mayor of New York apparently is the most important position one can hold. The candidates are picking fights, working behind the scenes to game the system, or begging the city's aristocracy for cash. There is nothing they will not do to obtain the top seat in the city.
They are ready to battle. And what a surprise, King Mike for life may be showing us the first signs that he may not be ready to leave his royal position just yet. Before Bill de Blasio could take his first shot at Christine Quinn, she took a shot at him. But Mayor Michael Bloomberg may be signaling that he may want a fourth term in office by taking a shot at her, who up until now, he has supported as his heir to the throne.
Well, mayoral candidate and City Controller John Liu will not be left out of the picture. He took a shot at Mayor Mike by letting him know that he took taxpayers' money and gave too much of it to his rich pals.
While all these fools are squabbling, career New York politician Adolfo Carrion is working on the inside, earning nominations. For he knows this is how the game is played. He is now one step closer to the coronation.
But wait, some of the city's wealthiest residents met with mayoral candidate Joseph Lhota. They are willing to throw as much money as it takes to win it. So what will it be, powerful politicians, political insiders, a stubborn king that refuses to leave his throne, or the industrialists' choice. This is the election that will decide once and for all - who will be king, or queen in the case of Quinn (she certainly has the name for it) - of New York.
While the throne is up for grabs and some of the city's residents still await the resumption of services after the effects of Sandy, the eagles are showing us the way. They do not need a king or a queen. They just went to their ravaged home, fixed it up, and are now enjoying their new home while we watch idiots squabble.