July 28, 2009
In what has already been a bad week for the Bloomberg campaign comes the leak of an embarrassing video showing the Mayor's reaction while watching the public term limits hearings before the city council in October, 2008. In particular, it is Bloomberg's reaction to then fourteen-year-old Rachel Trachtenburg's speech before the council on October 16 that is giving the campaign fits.
Inadvertently filmed in his office while watching the hearings, it is clear that, unlike most members in the chamber, Bloomberg was not swayed or impressed by Rachel's speech. An internal investigation within the Bloomberg campaign is underway to find the source of the video, and rumors have started that footage also exists of the mayor holding his nose while eating a Gray's Papaya hot dog.
[This story is satire, and should not in any way be taken as fact]