Why was outgoing and lame-duck NYC Mayor Mike Bloomberg conspicuously absent when New York's Governor led a Sunday morning news conference on the derailment that killed four and injured 63? He was reportedly playing golf in Bermuda, according to Wall Street Journal and NY Post articles.
Governor Cuomo was there with with several other officials, including MTA Chief, NYPD and FDNY commissioners, but Bloomberg was a no show.
The victims of the crash were identified as Donna Smith, 54, of Newburgh, N.Y.; James Ferrari, 59, of Montrose, N.Y.; Ahn Kisook, 35, of the New York borough of Queens and Jim Lovell, 58, of the Hudson River town of Cold Spring. Mr. Lovell was on the NYC bound train to light the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree.
Meanwhile, missing Mike reportedly goes out of town on weekend getaways and has been criticized for being not being present and accounted for during major NYC crises. The mayor’s press spokesman would not answer reporter's questions about Bloomberg's whereabouts.
You may actually recall that a blizzard blanketed NYC on Christmas day back in 2010 and Bloomberg was nowhere to be seen until the following day hours after the snowstorm started. It was later reported that his private airplane was spotted in Bermuda, where he likes to get away from New Yorkers.
The countdown clock is ticking for Nanny Bloomberg, who has less than a month left in office. He may have stayed too long after holding office for three terms and now may just wants to go far away from the people he's always claimed he cares so much about.
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