Bloomberg Discusses Obama on R&B Radio, Technocratically

Michael Bloomberg has always presented himself. convincingly, immune to erratic sways of emotion and easy pandering. Which has made for

Michael Bloomberg has always presented himself. convincingly, immune to erratic sways of emotion and easy pandering.

Which has made for some interesting moments as he does one interview after another about Barack Obama’s inauguration, something that brought tears to the eyes of many an American today.

This morning, Bloomberg appeared on the R&B music station 98.7 KISS FM, whose hosts were downright giddy about today’s inauguration. After cheering and hooting to start their segment, the hosts introduced "the Honorable Michael Bloomberg!", who, in a festive spirit, joked, “Anything special happening today?”

Later, a host asked Bloomberg what he thought Obama’s inauguration would mean to the country.

According to Bloomberg, it proves that meritocracy is alive and well in America.

“Obviously it shows we’ve come a long way and obviously everybody has great expectations," the mayor said. "Change is in the air, it’s a new president. I said yesterday, and I really believe this, I’ve always thought that ethnicity has been much overplayed as important. This is a guy who got the job because people felt he was the best person for the job at this time.”

Later, when asked if he’d called to say goodbye to Republican George W. Bush, Bloomberg said had hadn't, but added, “I should make that call.” Bloomberg Discusses Obama on R&B Radio, Technocratically