Who Is Mike Bloomberg?

Harry Siegel asks that question in a not entirely flattering assessment of the first Bloomberg term over at his newish Web magazine, The New Partisan.

“Most every New Yorker had a sense of each mayor’s New York, from Giuliani’s law and order city to Dinkins’ gorgeous mosaic, at last as far back as Lindsay’s Fun City. But Bloomberg has yet to define his vision, either to the city at large or even to the members of his own administration, who often seem to be running their own mini-mayoralities.”

We’re not sure we agree with every word of that paragraph, but we have found that Mike’s non-ideological, piecemeal managerial style makes it frustratingly hard to answer a question we get asked a lot: “What do you think of him?” Who Is Mike Bloomberg?