Thompson Won’t Play Along

Here’s video of Bill Thompson at today’s event with the head of DC 37, the union that endorsed him, saying he won’t release his answers to their questionnaire.

Michael Bloomberg, whom the union endorsed in 2005, released his answers yesterday, and said today that he won’t make “irresponsible promises to win an endorsement.”

Bloomberg campaign spokesman, Howard Wolfson issued a public statement: “Bill Thompson should come clean and release this questionnaire. That way, New Yorkers can learn what he promised DC 37 to secure their endorsement and how much his promises will cost New York taxpayers.”

Wolfson’s goal here is clear: to undermine the integrity of the endorsement by suggesting it was made in exchange for lucrative explicit or implied agreements that taxpayers will end up paying for. Of course, Thompson could put an end to that particular line of criticism on the spot by calling Wolfson’s bluff and releasing the questionnaire. So far, as you can see, he’s not showing any inclination to do so.

Thompson Won’t Play Along