Bloomberg’s Blackout Politics

In the Observer, Jason Horowitz looks at Mike Bloomberg’s coldly apolitical reaction to the blackout and Con Ed, and finds energy wonks to be the only people applauding.

Queens pols Eric Gioia, Mike Gianaris and Joe Crowley still can’t seem to make sense of it. And — as anyone who watched the Spitzer-Suozzi debate last night alredy knows — the attorney general has declared himself “stunned” by the attempts of his “good friend Mike Bloomberg” to defend Con Ed CEO Kevin Burke.

Any guesses as to what are the next polls going to say about Bloomberg’s approval ratings? And whether or not the anger against him will ultimately prove to be localized, like the blackout, within parts of Western Queens?

— Josh Benson Bloomberg’s Blackout Politics