Mike Bites Rudy

The Mayor usually tries to be subtle about taking digs at his predecessor.

But Harry Siegel of the New Partisan heard Bloomberg speak this morning, and it sounded to him like Mike was criticizing Rudy’s record on security.

He quotes Mike saying, “Before 9/11 nobody ever thought about [intelligence and terrorism],” and “Now we have cops — a thousand of them —dedicated to these tasks.”

“I thought perhaps I was reading too much into the remarks, and what seemed to me the implication that Giuliani had neglected his responsibilities in fighting terror, until the mayor took a second crack about ten minutes later, declaring that ‘We failed to learn our lesson in 1993,'” Siegel writes. Mike Bites Rudy