Michael Bloomberg will appear on The View on December 18, Barbara Walters announced this morning at a breakfast in midtown, where the mayor presented her with an award from the New York Women’s
Walters recounted Bloomberg’s prior appearance on the show, which was after she said on air he’d be someone she, hypothetically, would like to marry. “I liked everything about him. I mean he was powerful, he was brilliant, he was rich,” Walters said.
Bloomberg left shortly after giving Walters the award, but before he did, I got a chance to chat with one of the women seated next to me, Beverly Cooper Neufeld, who works on a number of women’s issues locally and nationally.
Neufeld said NYWA had urged members to write to David Paterson, asking him to appoint a woman to fill Hillary Clinton’s U.S. Senate seat. Neufeld said the group tried impressing upon Paterson what a powerful advocate Clinton had been on women’s issues, and that in the members’ opinion, it would be a shame to lose that. Neufeld said the group did not say who specifically they’d prefer to see replace Clinton.