Continuing with his recent shift from nice-guy comptroller to mildly indignant populist mayoral candidate, Bill Thompson has sent out an email to supporters hitting Michael Bloomberg for defending A.I.G., whose executive pay and bonuses amid this fiscal crisis have made them into a public piñata.
“The entire country is outraged by AIG’s taxpayer-funded bonuses. Everyone, that is, except New York’s richest man – Mayor Mike Bloomberg – who defended AIG’s top executives,” the email says.
The email links to a campaign page (notice the address: http://www.thompson2009.com/aig) which includes a story about Bloomberg’s comments on the benefits of having rich people live in New York.
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