Mike Relaxes

After a slew of newspaper endorsements (including one from Hoy), strong poll numbers and glowing words from Rudy Giuliani, Mike was the uncharacteristic picture of relaxation this afternoon, actually cracking up as he received an endorsement from the American Federation of Musicians Local 802.

In the middle of Times Square, the Mayor stepped up to a podium surrounded by the union’s brass band to say a few words. But the band played on, and on and on and on, until Mike’s shoulders were actually shaking from laughter.

“Yeah!” screamed a passing taxi cab. “Hey!” yelled back the Mayor, now wearing the union’s baseball cap. The Mayor was in such a good mood it didn’t matter that the cab had Jersey plates.